4 Using Social Media—Safely and Privately

Screenshot of privacy checkup window. he privacy checkup window comprises three sections. Posts, Profile, and Appsa and websites.

In this chapter, you discover how to minimize the risks of using social media.

➔ Is It Safe to Use Social Media?

➔ Smarter Social Networking

➔ Keeping Your Private Information Private

How safe are social media? If you use social media, is your personal information at risk? Can you be harmed using social media?

The reality is that social media are as safe, or as risky, as anything on the Internet. If you use social media intelligently and responsibly, you can minimize whatever risks exist.

Is It Safe to Use Social Media?

There are potential hazards involved in virtually every online activity, from ...

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