Protect Yourself

As promised folks, here are some good privacy tips to utilize on your social networks to protect yourself from an employer’s prying eyes. I provided a link to The Online Privacy Blog, written by Sarah Downey, who provides a very concise and reliable step-by-step process to Facebook privacy. Take a peek and get started. Protect yourself before you subject yourself to employer criticism. That’s my motto. Enjoy!

Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 5.19.27 PM Screen Shot 2013-12-04 at 5.19.45 PMI want to highlight a few that I think are especially important. First, “Limit your sharing to friends only.” When sharing online, what’s the point of exposing yourself to people you don’t even know? When you release your privacy settings to “friends of friends” you’re allowing over 150,000 people to see your information! That’s a huge risk when it comes to prying employer’s eyes. The second privacy tip that is extremely important is “Taking control over your tags and your timeline.” By simply switching on “Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline” and “Review tags friends add to your own posts on Facebook,” you’ll be able to receive tag notices instead of allowing anyone to tag you without your knowledge (Downey).

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