- An Ounce of Discretion Is Worth a Ton of Privacy Settings
- Friend Management: The Key to Choosing Your Audience
- Privacy Settings: Controlling Who Sees What
- Facebook Security 101
- Reporting Abuse
- Phishing Lessons
- Beware of Links Bearing Trojans
- Clickjacking 101
- If Youre Under 18
- Keeping a Low Profile
- Quitting Facebook
Facebook Security 101
Here are some basic tips for a safer and more secure Facebook experience. These are mostly common sense, but even if you’re a veteran Facebooker, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of them.
- Choose a secure password for your Facebook account (one that uses both numbers and letters, isn’t a word that can be found in a dictionary, and isn’t something anyone else could guess). Change your password regularly and never share it with anyone else.
- Be careful about whom you friend. See the “Stranger Danger” and “To Friend or Not to Friend” sidebars in the Friends chapter for some perspective on this. And remember that online, people aren’t always who they seem to be.
- Be suspicious of links to external sites, and don’t enter your passwords or other sensitive info unless you’re certain the site you’re on is legitimate.
- If someone uses Facebook to threaten or harass you, report them to Facebook immediately. (See the following section for how to do that.)