The perils of social media

Social media is a useful tool but should be used with caution - here are some tips for staying safe.

Social media is a great way to stay in touch with friends, organize events, and show everyone what you’re working on. It can also be a hazard if it isn’t used carefully.

You’ve probably heard the cautionary tales of sharing on social media: embarrassing photos that somehow get viewed by people you've never met, the ill-advised comment that could come back to bite you in an important situation, such as a job interview. 

Remember that oversharing on social media can have serious consequences, ranging from social embarrassment to career limitations, and in some cases, identity theft. 

Tips for safe sharing on social media

These resources can help you control what you and others share on social media about you.

Protect your privacy when using social media

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