Never ever think of revealing this information on Facebook
First Published 29, Sep 2020, 2:07 PM
Sharing your child's full name, school name and the pictures, could easily give ideas to perverts and fraudsters.
Kids and their details
It is best to avoid putting details about your kids on social media. Sharing the child's full name, school name and the pictures, could easily give ideas to perverts and fraudsters. Even if you are particular about not adding strangers in your account, people usually tag friends and relatives to the same picture, and one cannot be sure of what kind of people are there in their circle.
Your birth date, full name and phone number and such other personal data should not be out on social sites. Remember, such personal data is linked to your bank accounts. Updating your profile with all this data and then keeping it open for anyone to access when viewing your profile is a big 'no'. This list also includes where you studied or information about your workplace. If someone genuinely wants to know, there is an option wherein the information is hidden to all, but they can ask for it and it's up to you to reveal it to that person or not.
Hurl abuses at people or even worse - your boss
Now, you may hate your job, colleagues, or certain people you are associated with. But that doesn't mean social media is the place to vent out your frustration. Some companies also look at social media background checks and it is also quite possible that a common link (you aren't aware about) may pass on the news. In one of the cases if you remember a Facebook post had cost a North Carolina woman $500,000 for making a defamatory statement. It is important to realise the importance of words on social media. It is best practice to keep such feelings limited to your real life and not expose them online. This also includes your personal problems related to your marriage, partner and so on. Remember, if you want to pen down your feelings for all to read, you shouldn't be complaining about being judged.
If you take drugs, bribed a cop, are a dishonest person, or did anything that is even remotely illegal, Facebook is the last place to boast of or confess. It could lead you into legal trouble.
Add unknown people or people 'you think' you know
This may not be something you reveal, but by adding unknown people or strangers, you can reveal a lot of private information to malicious minds. So, be sure whom you add. Don't add someone just because you have mutual contacts. It is quite possible that others may have added the stranger due to a similar reason.
Tagging your current location, revealing how your entire family is on a vacation, is just about telling fraudsters and thieves that the home is empty and can be easily looted. You can always come back home and post your pictures or share the private moments with your loved ones by texting them.