4 Things You Should Never Share Through Social Media

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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?

Boy With Tablet

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?

6 thoughts on “4 Things You Should Never Share Through Social Media

  1. Beth Ann Chiles July 14, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Great “rules” and I am sure I have violated one or maybe two over the years in my naivety. Rule of thumb should be to just stop and thing before posting, right?

    • admin July 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

      It’s always best to really “think” before you post! Easier said than done.

  2. Donna Hup July 14, 2015 at 7:13 am

    These are great tip. I’d add don’t check in to places when you’re by yourself either. I only check in if I’m with a large group or when I leave 🙂

    • admin July 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

      I have never gotten into the “check in” thing- I have maybe checked into five places in the past five years through all of my travels. I truly feel that everyone does not have to know where I am 24/7. And that is a dangerous habit to get into- you are setting yourself up for trouble if you check in alone everywhere you go.

  3. Katy July 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

    I agree that this list could be a mile long, but it’s a great start! And great tips for everyone to keep in mind!

    • admin July 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

      They should be common sense, right, Katy? Some things were never meant to be shared with the world.

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