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Social Networking Sites are the online platforms that allow users to create a public profile. Social Networking Sites that allow users to connect , communicate, share information and form relationships. But one needs to understand that social media is beyond Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogs and also need to understand  its disadvantages and know how to protect yourself on Social Networking Sites. If you want to know How Can You Protect Yourself On Social Networking Sites? Kindly read this article from start to end.

Ensure you have a safe Internet connection:

The first thing is to make sure you are safe on social media  before logging into them. Your electronic device should be equipped with the latest security software. This software will detect the viruses that will be harmful for your social media accounts.

The important thing is that you don’t use a public Wi-Fi connection, only use your private internet connection.

Manage your privacy and security settings:

Make sure that you are only sharing information with friends and family and check  your information regularly if you feel any changes in them. All the social media platforms available have offered security settings so you can manage and control which information you want to share or hide from your friends and publicly. These settings update from time to time. 

Make sure not to use the same password for all the social platforms. Strong and undetectable passwords include uppercase numbers, letters, and symbols. This makes a super-strong password that is impossible to guess.

Be selective when accepting a friend requests:

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You will receive countless friend requests and connections on your social media platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter etc. In this case, you have to confirm that the person knows you or a stranger before accepting the friend request.

Don’t reveal your personal information on Social Networking Sites:

It doesn’t matter which Social Networking platform you are on, do not share your personal information on any of them.  This information includes your home address, phone number, email address, credit card information. Many fake people with malice can use this information to recreate your identity.

Do not open emails or messages that look suspicious or even reply to them. Do not give information to any website that demands to provide them your personal email, phone number or any other personal information.

Don’t enable your auto login:

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Make sure that you  don’t have your apps set to automatically log you in your social media platforms and also you don’t have a device or  computer browser “remember” your login or password.

In case someone gets access to your computer  or your mobile then he will hack your all Social Networking Platforms.

Be aware  of phishing scams:

Be Careful when you give out your personal information like phone number, email address and other information online because this action creates a potential for phishing scams, calls, texts and a lot of  emails.

Don’t open suspicious emails or other messages. Don’t reply to them because through these suspicious emails, scammers will steal your personal information and use it for 

different illegal actions.

The Bottom Line:

On the internet social networking platforms can be  dangerous places. The best method to protect yourself online is to set a security setting on every social networking platform.

Frequently, review your social networking platforms or sites, change their passwords and connect plugins. Social networking sites are a great way to connect and socialize with each other.

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