Don*t Give Away Personal Information! - Digiteen 13-2

Don’t Give Away
Personal Information!
A guide for what to do and what not to give
away on social networks.
Why You Should Care:
It is very important in this day and age
of the internet to prevent your
personal info from becoming to public,
or anything could happen to you. This might
not sound bad, but some people can be very
nasty, and can find, watch, stalk, kidnap
and/or kill you. It’s sad, but it does happen.
What Is Personal Info?
Personal information includes anything from
your name to where you live. It is what
defines who you are. And if somebody sees
enough of it, they can find you. Any day. Any
time. Any place.
How Much To Give Away:
Give the bare minimum. Only allow at
the most 2 pieces of personal info on your
account: first name brings you down to about
5 million people, first and last brings you
down to a couple hundred people, First, last,
and birthday brings it to about 4-5 people.
that may still sound good, but there are 7
billion people on this planet-
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That’s over 7,000,000,000 people! think about
it 5 vs. 7,000,000,000. Starting to sound like
a problem now isn’t it? add the name of your
pet, the type of car you drive, or just a picture
can give you away and set you up for
exploitation from any number of people out in
the world who just feel like being bad. Only 2
pieces of info so your friends can find you,
but say no more to stay anonymous.
What Not To Give
you can figure this out.
Address, street, and County
for starters. Also don’t give away your phone
number, PIN number, Social security number
(some people actually do that!), or any other
exact info. Pictures are the middle ground: it
counts as 1 of the 2 info pieces and is usually
the surest way to find you and your family.
What Sites These Rules Apply To:
Any social networking site like Facebook or
Twitter. Gaming sites or online games like
WOT online or MW online. This even extends
to console profiles like the Xbox or
Playstation. Blogs and dating sites are
included in this list.
It Won’t Happen To Me…
That is the sentence you are all thinking after
you’ve read this. Think about it this way: It
does happen to some people, but they all say
the same thing, so in effect it does
happen to people like you, no matter
how many times they say it won’t
My brain

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