avoid that, make sure you properly configure the privacy settings of every online platform you use. And remember to check them regularly because these settings can change without warning. In this way you will exercise better control over the information you post.
In general, it is essential to restrict the groups of people who can access your profile and your postings. This is particularly important for data of a private nature (a photo of you on the beach, for example). If you cannot restrict the audience of the site on which you publish, do not post information of a private nature: you cannot be sure who might access it.
Would you go into the street to show people your photo album? No. This is something you generally do at home, with friends or family, not with strangers. What applies in real life should also apply on the internet.
- Only allow your friends to access your data (those you socialise with in real life). What's more: maybe you should also choose which ones!
- Do not accept just anybody as a friend. If a Leonardo DiCaprio wants to become your friend, he's certainly not the real one. Take care.
- Think carefully before posting and ask yourself who will have access to this information.
- Check regularly if the privacy settings correspond to your expectations (they may change without you knowing about it!).
- Are you lost in the jungle of settings? Search engines can help you. Enter “privacy” and the name of the social network you would like to configure. You won’t be the first person to be confused by these settings.