How to Practice Social Media Safety [Tutorial]

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way we connect with our friends and family. It’s safe to say that a majority of the people you know have a Facebook account. In fact, a recent study revealed that 72 percent of online adults visit the site at least once a month!

Social networking sites are convenient, entertaining and addicting. But with all of the benefits they offer, there are some dangers as well. Criminals have adopted the sites to help execute their malicious behavior, such as stalking, scamming and identity theft. The digital platforms have also given birth to the concept of “catfishing,” which occurs when a user creates a fake social media profile for false or deceptive purposes.

But should these potential threats cause you to delete all of your social media accounts? Absolutely not! The key is to ensure you are practicing social media safety in order to avoid these dangers. This episode of our Tech Tutorial Series will explain how to do just that!

Ron Cervantes, information technology instructor for the Rasmussen College School of Technology, will provide you with some handy tips and tricks that will help you be a responsible social media user. Be sure to check out other videos in our Tech Tutorial Series!




Looking for a job? Check out these 10 tips for keeping your social media profiles professional!

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Callie is the Associate Content Marketing Manager at Collegis Education. She oversees all blog content on behalf of Rasmussen College. She is passionate about providing quality content to empower others to improve their lives.

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