1. Your home address
Obviously, you shouldn't post your address online, but the geo-tagging feature on certain apps such as Instagram and Foursquare can also attract the wrong attention.
2. Personal conversations with anyone
Private exchanges should stay PRIVATE. Even though it may seem fine to you, the other person may find it offensive, so be careful and ask their permission first before posting anything on your account.
3. Your boarding pass, passport, and ticket
You’ve seen people posting photos of their passports and boarding passes to indicate that they’re heading out of town or out of the country, and while this seems harmless, it could be actually dangerous. According to The Huffington Post, that cryptic barcode contains more information than you realize. "The data, in addition to the flyer's first and last name, also includes the traveler's origin and destination airports and frequent flyer number—and all it takes for an enterprising thief to access it is a quick visit to a free online barcode reader."
4. Financial information
Anything that has to do with your finances should be kept OFF social media. Things like your credit card, billing statements are for your eyes only–unless you want some guy to hack into your account and clean up all your savings in one go.
5. Photos of certain children
Pedophiles are everywhere. There have been a lot of cases that show how they hunt for their victims online (since it’s an easier hunting ground for predators). They stalk their victims, eventually abducting the child to be sold or abused. Always be careful when taking photos of children–especially if they’re not yours.
6. Arguments with your significant other
There’s such a thing as TMI or too much information. If you and your partner had a fight or are on a break, stop whining or ranting about it on Facebook or Twitter account. Talk to him in person and stop dropping hints with your status posts.
7. Status posts that show you whining about your job or your boss
Remember Kaitlyn Walls, a 27-year-old single mom, who wrote her sentiments about working at a child care center? According to the The Huffington Post, the Facebook post said, "But I absolutely hate working at day care […] Lol, it’s all good, I just really hate being around a lot of kids." It got a lot of likes and shares and ultimately reached her boss who told her not to report for work the next day.
8. Vague and dramatic one liners
These kinds of posts will either get you sympathy or criticism–neither of which will reflect positively on you. Keep it up and people might eventually unfriend ot unfollow you.
9. Particular photos of you and your beau
Like those intense kissing snaps or half-naked photos of your significant other. Yes, you love each other but please keep these kinds of photos to yourselves–you don’t have to show it off to the whole world because, TMI!
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