For certain social media sites, it may be a good idea to choose an online nickname, instead of using a real name.
Keep everything password protected and change passwords frequently.
Do not accept friend requests from people you do not know.
Think carefully about what you post online. Remember: things that are posted online stay online forever. As a general rule, do not post anything you would not want a parent or teacher to see or read.
Remember to protect a friend’s privacy too. Ask permission before posting information about a friend (a photo or a video).
Be aware of what your friends are posting about you.
If you use a GPS-enabled smart phone or a digital camera, you could be posting status updates, photos and videos with geotags, which provide the exact location of where your photo was taken. Make sure the geotag feature is turned off on your device.