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Going away on holiday watch what you put on social media

Social Media Tips to help protect you.

Social media is a part of modern life with many people posting every day, but most don’t think about just who can access the information they post. It might come as a surprise to know that 78% of burglars use Facebook and Twitter to target potential properties.

Here’s is my top 10 tips to staying safe on social:

  1. Don’t ‘check-in’ at airports or holiday destinations on social channels. This tells people you’re out of the country and not home.
  2. Don’t announce when you’re going on holiday.
  3. Don’t tweet photos from inside your home.
  4. Don’t give too much information away about yourself and your life.
  5. Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on Facebook.
  6. Don’t post photos of new expensive items you’ve bought or received as presents.
  7. Don’t mention your address on any social network or sites that aren’t trusted.
  8. Don’t announce any risk to your home, such as a smashed window or broken alarm.
  9. Regularly check the safety settings of your social profiles, as when these change you may not realise exactly who you’re sharing content with.
  10. Only post your holiday pictures when you return home.

Following these tips will help you reduce your risk of burglary, protecting you and your loved ones.

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