Information once posted on the internet cannot be taken back as it is remains in servers, websites and search engines. One should always be careful with the audience, as one may be speaking to a larger audience than you may think such as prospective employers, school officials, and even local authorities.
c) Never include your phone numbers, e-mail address, home address, work details, your child’s school or any other personal information on your profile page.
d) Do not “friend” someone you do not know, it is safer to you, ignore it as there is no way to be sure they are who they say they are and confirm their identity.
e) It is worthwhile to be a little discrete online. The more personal information you provide, the easier it is for a hacker to access it and potentially steal your identity.
f) Ignore links that look suspicious, even if they’re from friends. Your friend may not be aware of it, which means the link could be part of a phishing scam or malicious software.
g) Set up a separate e-mail address for your social networks and online forums. Do not use the same e-mail for office official duties and ensure they have different passwords.