It’s the time of year to to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family and to be thankful for all that you have. What we really want you to consider before you share your posts is the N in the #THINK Rule, is it really Necessary to post where you are at all times and tag everyone you are with?
Sure we want to see your posts, see how much fun you are having with your BFF’s but you want to be #sociallysafe about your posts.
We really encourage you to #THINK about what you are posting;
- Look at your background of your images are you giving away clues to where you are and the time of day you are there?
- Are there signs in the background that are recognizable to others? Things that can make it known where you are?
- Are your location settings off? If they aren’t, the images will have an embedded map to your location when you post it on social media. By turning location settings off on photos only, should you happen to lose your device, you can still find it using downloadable apps.
Another thing to #THINK about is checking in to places and locations on social media. What personal information are you sharing with everyone? Take a minute before you post to really think about what you are telling the world.
If you are travelling over the holidays, take some time and talk to your family & friends, start the conversation. Do you want your images and pictures all over the worldwide web? If not you need to tell your friends & family that. It’s okay to say I prefer you don’t post that image of me on social media. We encourage you to get in the habit of asking permission if you are posting pictures of friends, even your family. Your cute 1 year old cousin who is with you for the holidays or the little girl you are babysitting, who is building a snowman in the backyard would make a great post….but do her parents want that image out for everyone to see? Some pictures need to just be kept private for your memories only. Please start the conversation and ask permission before you post anyone’s pictures. Let them see it before you actually put it up, and double check you did remember to turn off your location settings. Remember that even though your page is private or settings set for privacy others may not have theirs set the same and that social media is a public platform.
We wish everyone a fantastic holiday, have fun and remember to be #sociallysafe
Comment below to ask Kerry & Stacy of SociallySafe any Social Media related questions or to suggest topics you would like to learn about.