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Your Safety’s at Stake: Tips for Socializing Safely Online

Social Networking Sites' Safety Tips

The Internet is the world’s biggest information exchange: many more people can see your information than you think, including your parents, teachers, future employers, the police and even strangers, some of whom might be dangerous.

Social networking sites have added a new factor to the “friends of friends” equation.  While the sites can increase your circle of friends, they also can increase your exposure to people who have less-than-friendly intentions.  You’ve heard the stories about people who were stalked by someone they met online, had their identity stolen, had their computer hacked or worse...

Please add 1 more lesson to your list: Don’t post private information about yourself online that you don’t want the whole world to know.