If the seniors who I have as friends on Facebook are any indication, they are giving away too much personal information. However, it’s not just Facebook. Lots of things we do on our computers and cell phones require us to give away a bit of personal information.
To learn more about helping your parents put on the brakes read 10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online in the October 22, 2010 edition of Newsweek. Written by Michael Fertik, the CEO of Reputation Defender, the article has ten really good and doable suggestions.
You can read all ten at Newsweek, but here are the three suggestions that I like the best.
- Don’t put your full birth date on your social-networking profiles.
- Max out your privacy settings on social networks.
- Close [delete] old online accounts.