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Safety While Using Social Media

Updated: 
May 2, 2016

Information about our lives, including personal information, is increasingly ending up online. Many of us have concerns over the security and privacy of sharing our personal information on the Internet. Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking may have even greater safety risks and concerns when their personal information appears on the Internet. However, having no online presence is generally unrealistic and isolating, so there are some things you can do to try to control who sees your information.