It may be a stretch to say we need technology, but we sure don’t want to live without it. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to reach a higher level of safety and security.
It’s important that the whole family is on board with these privacy best practices, because your data is only as strong as the weakest link. Do these now:
Use strict privacy settings in apps and on websites.
When you or your kid signs up for a new website or app, establish your privacy preferences immediately
. The default settings on most apps usually aren’t super private, but on popular social media such as Instagram, Musical.ly, and Snapchat, you can control things like who can see what you post, who can contact you, and whose posts you can see.