One of the best platforms for social networking is Face book. Updating status, posting photos has kept engaged people of all the age and gender. People love to share with their friends all about themselves, so they can remain connected with their near and dear ones. Most of the big and small companies all over the world use this networking platform for promotion of their business. We post tons of intimate details about our lives that we normally wouldn’t share with anyone. But, we actually don’t know that this useful network can be harmful to some extent too.
We never know who’s really looking at our information on face book. Our friend’s account and even our own can be hacked anytime. So to be on the safer side, there is some information that you should never post on Face book. Read on to know in detail that what things we should not post on face book or other social net working sites.
1. Birth Dates of you and your family members
“Happy birthday” wish from friends is loved by all. It makes us feel all warm inside knowing that people remembered and cared enough to write us a short note on our special day. When we list our birthday. The problem is when you list your birthday you are providing identity thieves with one of the 3 or 4 pieces of personal information that is needed to steal your identity. It’s best to not list the date at all, but if you must, at least leave out the year. Your real friends should know this info anyway.
2. Relationship Status
Disclosing your relationship in public on Face book is not good from a number of points of view. Stalkers would love to know that you just became newly single. If by chance you change your status to “single” it gives them the green light they were looking for to resume stalking now that you’re back on the market. They would try to communicate more often with you. Leaving this blank on your profile can be the best part.
3. Current place
Adding location that on your fb account can be dangerous in some cases. As it will help people to know that where you are all around the day. Besides this if you have told everyone that you are going for family vacations which mean that no one is in the house, and then thieves get a chance to plan a trip to your home. Once you are back from the vacations then you can upload all the vacation pictures.
4. Never tag your Kids in the pictures you are posting
People love to post pics of their kids on face book, but actually this is not a good practice. We always like to keep or kids safe and for this we can do anything. Without even giving it a second thought, most people post hundreds of tagged pictures and videos of their kids to Face book.
Mostly people post their kids pictures and tag them and their friends, siblings, and other relatives. Predators could use this kind of information to lure your child. To build trust and convince they could use your child’s name and the names of their relatives. Kids are innocent and they really can’t judge them that they are strangers. They build a rapport with your child by telling them the names of their relatives.
5. Home Address
Never post your residential address on face book, as thieves get a chance for their work and through this they can easily approach you.