1. Be mindful of what you share
It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of sharing updates and photos on social media but think carefully about what you post.
Consider whether you want specific information to be public or visible to only a select group of people. Also, be aware of the potential consequences of sharing personal or sensitive information. This might be something to sit down and discuss with your family – especially if you are responsible for any children or young adults.
Tip: photos and posts can give away a lot of information, for example, your physical location or clues to your date of birth, address or workplace – which can be valuable data in the wrong hands. For example, posting things like holiday snaps while you are still away could be a burglar's dream! And consider the impact on others in those posts, too. For various reasons, they may not want to be on your social media profile - so as a courtesy, always check first.