Facebook can be a great social network. However, it does have its risks. Almost every day, I hear about Facebook accounts being hacked or duplicated. That is why it is important to monitor Facebook’s privacy and Security settings. Taking simple steps can help protect someone’s personal information in an age of over sharing and public access.
There are 2 steps that can be taken to help protect privacy on Facebook. Both of these are found in the security settings. To get to Settings, on a desktop, go to the upper right-hand corner, to the carrot (arrow) and go to Settings.
The 2 features that are key to protecting yourself are Security and Privacy. Facebook has some great articles about these settings, and others, by visiting: facebook.com/help
There are 2 main parts that are helpful in the Security Settings.
- Log-In Alerts: This alerts you when there is an unrecognized login
- Two-Factor Authentification: This feature requires a second security code for any unrecognized device login.
Privacy has 3 areas to help protect your account.
- Who can see my stuff?
- Who can contact me?
- Who can look me up?
Changing these settings, can add an extra layer of protection, so that Facebook can be enjoyed for the site it was meant to be. Enjoy networking with safety and privacy in mind.
Always remember to periodically check these settings especially after any Facebook updates or notifications.