Social media is defined as online communities where people communicate and share information and content. Popular examples of social media sites include TikTok, Threads, X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Think carefully before you post: Anything you share online is permanent, even after you delete it. Don’t post anything you may regret later.
Check your privacy settings: Your content may be visible to more people than you realize.
Make a good first impression: Social media isn’t just used by family and friends. People who you don’t know may also view your profiles and information.
Consider your health: Use of social media can have an impact on our mental, emotional, and physical health.
For information about social media and privacy (in a fun comic) see Social Smarts, Privacy, the Internet and You.
Do you ever wonder about whether or not to share information online? Practice making this choice with Activity: Should I Post it Online?
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