We all love to share what’s going on in our lives through social media. Have you ever really thought about what you should not be sharing and why?
I understand that we all get caught up in the moment and want to share what’s happening, but think about it, does it really need to be shared? With smart phones, it’s so easy to share what’s happening 24/7. All you need to do is snap a photo and share it!
Your Tax Information
I see posts all year long about filing taxes. Really? Is this something that your friends care about and really need to know about? In my opinion, your taxes are your business and nobody else’s. Scammers are always looking for ways to pull people in and by using the words taxes, you may be targeted.
Your Home Address
Now I do understand that your home address is public information. But in all reality, why make it easy for a burglar to find you?
I see people sharing pictures of their birthday gifts all year long, which often include electronics. I have no doubt that burglars are taking notes.
Your Work Environment
My advice to you- if you do not like your job and have nothing good to say about it, find a new one. Social media is not the place to share the things you dislike about your boss, your work environment, your co-workers, and your pay. If I was looking to hire a new employee, I would not hire someone that had went on rants through social media about their previous employer.
Photos of Kids In Bath Tubs
I see photos of kids in bath tubs day in and day out in social media. I have news for folks that are sharing these photos, these belong in a baby book or family photo album. Photos of your kids in bath tubs, do not belong on social media. Show some respect for your youngster by not sharing fun, family bath tub photos with the world wide web. When you post a photo on a social media platform, you no longer own it, someone else can easily take the photo and share it.
This list could be a mile long. If folks would just take the time to think about the above four items, I do believe we could all be safer and smarter online. So, tell me… Have you ever shared a photo that you later regretted sharing through social media? If so, how did you handle the situation?