How to stay safe on social media.

David William Beck
3 min readJun 15, 2021

Globally as of 2021, there are around 4.33 billion social media users around the world at the start of 2021, which is 55% of the global population. Social media use is incredibly popular with people of all ages and its use is only growing.

Today we will look at some tips for using social media safely.

— Do not open links in messenger

Messenger apps are incredibly popular tools for direct messaging, but they can also be a threat to security. Do not click on links from strangers and always report inappropriate messages.

— Watch out for scams.

Even if a scam is not always obvious, some malicious actors can talk with you and then try and convince you to take a certain action, such as transferring funds or buying gift cards. Be wary of all scammers.

— Set your profiles to private.

If you are self-employed or work for a small company, it may be a good idea to make your profile private. This will reduce the noise you get from recruiters and potential employers. This can be extremely useful on platforms such as Linkedin.