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Post-to-be Private

Setting your page to private is smart and a step in the right direction -- but who's on your friends list? Don't give just anyone access to your world.

Stuff to Know

  • Keep your personal information private.
  • Only add friends you know in real life.
  • Set your profile and blog to private.
  • Use a nickname that doesn’t identify your location, gender, or age.
  • Never meet in person with anyone you first met online.
  • Contact the site administrator if someone creates a social networking page in your name.
  • Alter your pictures and videos before you post them to remove identifying information.
  • Profile and photo share only with people on your friends list.
  • Don’t post your plans or whereabouts on your site.
  • Ignore harassing or rude comments posted on your profile.
  • Think about the possible consequences of the information and photos you post.
  • Never post sexually provocative photos.
  • Click here to find out what you should report.