Friday, July 24, 2009

Social Butterfly

I do have a myspace, facebook, cafemom and many more memberships to other social networks. I like the fact that I can find old friends and reconnect. I like to see what people are up to these days. Or some of the networks are more for advise or just talking.

I know they always say becareful who you talk to or add as a friend and all that jazz. So every so often I get a message like this.

I don't know this person so there for I don't care for his little message and this ended him up on my blocked list. :) Now if this was a good friend of mine I know that they would only be joking with me. But what creepy people are out there.

But just to make sure here are some tips on being safe while using any social network:

— Kids shouldn't lie about how old they are.

— MySpace is a public space. Members shouldn't post anything they wouldn't want the world to know (e.g., phone number, address, IM screen name, or specific whereabouts). Tell your children they should avoid posting anything that would make it easy for a stranger to find them, such as their local hangouts.

— Remember not to post anything that could embarrass them later or expose yourself to danger.

— People aren't always who they say they are. Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. It's fun to connect with new MySpace friends from all over the world, but members should be cautious when communicating with people they don't know.

— Don’t get hooked by a phishing scam. Phishing is a method used by fraudsters to try to get your personal information, such as your username and password, by pretending to be a site you trust.