Hello, I hope all is well. 🙂

In the digital age, keeping young ones and teenagers safe on social media is more important than ever. Let’s explore how tweaking privacy settings can boost their online safety:

  1. Control Personal Information:
    • Guide teens to set their personal details like birthdays, contact info, and location to private or friends-only. This limits who can see this sensitive information.
  2. Manage Who Sees Posts:
    • Encourage them to customize their post visibility settings. Options like ‘Friends Only’ prevent unknown people from viewing their content.
  3. Restrict Friend Requests and Messages:
    • Set who can send friend requests and messages. This can be limited to ‘Friends of Friends’ or similar settings to avoid unwanted contacts.
  4. Minimize Digital Footprint:
    • Discuss the importance of a small digital footprint. The less they share publicly, the safer they are.
  5. Utilize Blocking and Reporting:
    • Make sure teens know how to block and report accounts or content that makes them uncomfortable or seems inappropriate.
  6. Control Tagging:
    • Adjust settings to review and approve tags before they appear on their profile. This gives them control over their online image.
  7. Disable Location Sharing:
    • Turn off location settings in apps and avoid geotagging in posts to keep their whereabouts private.
  8. Open Discussions:
    • Regularly talk about online safety, privacy, and the potential risks of social media. Open communication is key.

Teaching teens to navigate social media responsibly and safely is a valuable part of their digital education.

For more insights and support, our Privacy Care Team at Incognito is always here to help. We’ve guided over 70,000 individuals and continue to protect millions of devices globally. Check out our Privacy Tips for more information, and don’t forget to explore our Incognito App for comprehensive digital protection.

Stay informed and stay safe, Max Roberts