Facebook Do’s and Don’ts
Facebook has become the new social media for everyone; adults, and teens alike.
Facebook can be a great place to catch up on what family and friends are doing; however, there are some precautions that we all need to be aware of. These precautions should apply to men, women, and teens alike. Facebook can be a wonderful tool for communication with family and friends. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts (https://www.hongkiat.com) (https://www.mylifetime.com)
Do not post private matters on the wall. You may think you have all the privacy settings in place; however, what goes on your wall also goes on your contacts’ wall as well. Someone on their friends and family list can tag it and share this post, than you have the snowball effect. Those people you think you have “blocked” can have a friend go on your Facebook wall and tag whatever information they choose.
Do not answer question that are asked in a comment. Answer the question in a private message instead. Do not comment on every post a contact makes. It can appear as though you are stalking and make your contact feel uncomfortable when you think you are showing approval instead.
Do not accept every “friend” of a friend request. You have no idea if that person even knows your friend or not.
Do not overshare yourself. I cannot stress this point enough. Do not post every move you make or when you get off work or out of school or when you are going to the mall. There are crazy people out there. Therefore, remember the snowball effect rule.
Do not vent about work or school. Remember, Facebook can be a two edged sword. If you do not want the whole world to know what you think; do not post it.
Do be mindful of your friends and family members’ feelings. If you think it would offend you than do not post it.
Do join public groups that share the same interests as you do. Just be mindful of what you post on the group wall.
Do remember that Facebook is a community and do not abuse it. Posting rumors, being a bully or harassment is not cool.
It is great you are proud of your children and friends but do not post their pictures on Facebook. Without knowing it you could be setting them up to be harmed.
Facebook is there for all of us to enjoy and Facebook is not evil; however there are evil people on it.