Ask yourself whether the information could be used against you. For example, if you share vacation photos while you're away, someone could break into your empty house knowing you're gone. If you share photos when partying hard, those photos may be seen by a future potential employer. If you make a new phone number available, your ex may find it.
Here are some tips to maintain the privacy that you want on your social media accounts:
- Use strong passwords.
- Update your accounts regularly.
- Don’t accept people you don’t know as friends.
- Keep personal things personal and limit sharing to the people you want to see them rather than making everything “public.”
- Be wary of strange messages or links from friends. People can pretend to be a friend, or maybe your friends’ account has been hacked.
Here are some useful links:
More ways to protect yourself online.