STAYING SAFE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
From friend requests to phishing, here are the essentials
Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and LinkedIn offer great ways to socialize and connect with friends and others who share similar interests — or to network professionally.
However, it’s easy to hide or alter one’s identity using any of these platforms. And if you haven’t met the person in real life, it’s hard to know their true identity or their real intentions.
Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself online, as well as some tips to help you assess online interactions and connections.