2 thoughts on “Safety Measures To Prevent Social Media Crimes

  1. With the user base of social media growing at a rapid rate, there are certain measures that social media sites undertake to protect the privacy of its users and discourage cyber stalking, bullying and trolling. But, the users are equally responsible for what they share on social media.

    Users should desist from sharing their personal information on social media and if they have to do so for important purposes, they should do so with the utmost of caution. They should beware of strangers and their requests on social media for one does not know who is on the other end. The age of social media is perfect to state that “looks can be deceiving”.

  2. Much has been covered in the above-stated article , but these are some more points that can elaborate the following issue.
    1.Read the small print
    There are countless variations on your privacy settings on social media, so take a moment to browse the privacy settings. For example, you can set your Facebook updates and pictures as “public” (not recommended) or visible only to friends or to a specified group.
    Some social networks are public by default, and some are not. If you do opt for a fully public profile (a work-related Twitter account for instance), don’t share everything.
    2.Control comments (your own and other people’s)
    People often forget that their comments underneath articles or as part of social media discussions are often (if not usually) public. Watch what you say in a comment under, say, a BuzzFeed article or on a friend’s social media page.
    If you run a site or a blog of your own, you can filter comments so they won’t run without your approval. This might seem like unnecessary admin, but you don’t want to neglect your blog or site for a few days only for it to become plagued with phishing or malware links.

    (This post is referenced from the below website)

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