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Jodie Cole expert
Jodie Cole Social Media Manager Birmingham, GB
Technology expert

Share as little as possible.

Date of birth, home address, where you are, etc, should all not be shared online because they can potentially be used against you.

Sharing your full date of birth: someone can use this as a security answer to get into your bank account

Home address: a whole host of security issues with this

Where you are: means people know that your home is probably empty (1.4million people have 'checked in' on Facebook at Gatwick airport. That's 1.4 million homes that are empty, with the owners making this information freely available.

Before everything you or your children post or update on Facebook, think "what's the worst that could happen?" If there is a security risk involved then don't share.

This video addresses the issue well and is very powerful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7pYHN9iC9I

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Experience 3 years ago
Matthew Day
Matthew Day A geek London, GB

Some even say you should not use an identifiable profile pic, since that is always public.

Another thing, for instance, is that some things will infer others - pictures may infer a location, even if they are not specifically tagged

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Opinion 3 years ago
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HerMelness Speaks expert
HerMelness Speaks Parent blogger/student mentor GB
Parenting expert expert

All of the above are, of course, correct. However, it is getting more and more difficult to be anonymous on social media. One of the reasons is the amount of advertising push companies want to throw at us. For instance, I am never a fan of sharing 'location' information with websites - no matter how much they want to 'improve my experience'!

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Experience 3 years ago
Олег Кияшко
Олег Кияшко Don't mind my display name >.< Kyiv, Ukraine

I think you should not share any personal info at all, and not just on facebook - but all social networking websites too - even ones designed for kids. Political views, religious beliefs, interests, favourites etc DO NOT COUNT as personal info. Only info what makes clear who you are, which identifies you clearly and exactly as a person, is considered as a personal (from the word person) info (that is: real name (documented in birth certificates or passports), street address, or phone number.

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Fact 3 years ago

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