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Social Media Safety

Tip #1

How to Ensure Digital Privacy on Social Media

Social media is a great way to connect with family and friends, but there are some security risks. Use these #InternetIntelligence tips to help prevent your personal information from getting into the wrong hands!

Tip #2

Monitoring Your Social Media Accounts

Many of our accounts, particularly on social media platforms, allow us to track our activity. If your account activity shows that you’ve been following strange pages, connecting to people you don’t know, or accessed it from Saskatchewan: your account might have been breached.

You can check your account activity on your mobile devices or by browser.

The more often you check account your account activity, the sooner you can detect suspicious activity and take steps to locking down your access.

Tip #3

Blocking Accounts

Blocking is a good way to ensure that certain accounts won’t have any access to your profile. Keep your privacy, security, and peace of mind by getting rid of accounts that cause you stress or put your safety at risk.

Tip #4

Staying Safe When Chatting Online

Chatting online is a great way to stay in touch and create new connections, but it's as important to be cautious as you are when meeting people in real life. This #InternetIntelligence tip will help you chat up a storm while still feeling like you can set your boundaries.

Tip #5

How to Detect a Bot Social Media Account

Did you know that there can be hundreds or even thousands of bots created for a single purpose? This is called a botnet. These can be used to make a hashtag trend or to harass or discredit an individual or an organization. Use these #InternetIntelligence tips to be your own digital detective and spot the bots!

Tip #6

App Spotlight: Jumbo

Social media is a scary place when it comes to security. That’s where this #InternetIntelligence approved app comes in! Jumbo is a social media security manager that lets you choose your level of security with a click and takes care of the rest.

Jumbo is available for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

This app recommendation is not sponsored content. We will not receive any compensation for this post.