• Jamie York

Stay Safe on Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook®, Youtube®), are used widely; but, we must learn how to be safe on such sites. While these sites can increase your circle of friends, they also can increase your exposure to people with less-than-friendly intentions. Learn how to help your kids - and other family members - socialize online safely.


Social networking sites (e.g., Facebook®, Youtube®), are used widely; but, we must learn how to be safe on such sites. While these sites can increase your circle of friends, they also can increase your exposure to people with less-than-friendly intentions. Learn how to help your kids - and other family members - socialize online safely. What can you do to protect yourself?

  • Make sure your computer is protected before visiting sites

  • Do not assume you are in a trusted environment

  • Be cautious in how much personal information you provide

  • Use common sense when communicating with users you DO know

  • Use common sense when communicating with users you DON'T know

  • Understand what information is collected and shared

  • Make sure you know what sites your child is visiting

For More Information: MS-ISAC Monthly Newsletter Tips - Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites US-CERT Cyber Security Tips - Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites
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