Facebook Safety and Online Etiquette

Facebook Safety

Facebook is a great way to connect with friends and family, but it’s important to be aware of the safety risks associated with using social media. Here are some tips for staying safe on Facebook:

  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • Think before you post. Anything you post on Facebook can be seen by others, even if you have your privacy settings set to “Friends Only.” Avoid sharing personal information, such as your address or phone number, and be careful about posting photos or videos that could be embarrassing or compromising.
  • Adjust your privacy settings. Facebook offers a variety of privacy settings that allow you to control who can see your profile and posts. Review your privacy settings regularly and make sure they are set to the level of comfort you have with sharing your information.
  • Only accept friend requests from people you know personally. Be wary of friend requests from people you don’t know, especially if they have a lot of mutual friends. Scammers often create fake profiles to trick people into giving them personal information or money.
  • Report things that look suspicious. If you see something on Facebook that you think may be harmful or inappropriate, report it to Facebook. You can report posts, profiles, and pages.

Online Etiquette

Online etiquette is a set of rules that govern how we should behave when communicating online. It’s important to be respectful of others, even if we don’t agree with them. Here are some tips for following online etiquette on Facebook:

  • Be respectful. Avoid using offensive or hurtful language, even if you’re angry or upset. Remember that there are real people behind the screens.
  • Think before you post. Don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want your grandmother or boss to see.
  • Be honest and authentic. Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not.
  • Give credit where credit is due. If you share someone else’s work, be sure to give them credit for it.
  • Don’t overshare. It’s okay to share some personal information on Facebook, but be careful not to overshare. Avoid sharing things like your address, phone number, or financial information.

By following these tips, you can help to keep yourself and others safe on Facebook.