Social Networking

Social networking is refers to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and many others. These sites are great for staying in touch with friends and family but there are many potential problems, especially relating to privacy of your information. This is particularly important for children, who may upload their age, address, phone number or photos without realising the consequences. And once this information is published, it is almost impossible to unpublish.

Employers often look at job applicant's social pages as part of their evaluation process. It is therefore important to make sure that you keep careful control over who can see some types of information or photos that you upload. You may also find that content you want to share with friends is also shared with friends of friends and ends up being shown to complete strangers! You may have read stories where someone invites their friends to a party and 500 people turn up - which can ruin a family get-together!

We can show you how to use the security controls these sites provide to keep your private information private, and advise on what information is safe to include on a social site.