6 Things You Should Never Post Online

Category: Mums Corner

Be careful what you post online. Some information and photos may be revealing more than you mean.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest…these are just some of the popular social media sites used here in Singapore. Add that to any blog that you might have and you have a whole lot of online space to share just exactly what is going on in your life. But have you stopped to wonder if what you’re sharing online is revealing a bit too much about the details of your life? To be on the safe side, here are just some things that you should not be sharing online.

 

My Address is…

One thing you should never post online is your address. You never know who might get hold of that information and use it to their advantage. People may not want to know whenever you’re home so avoid checking-in once you’re home. Furthermore, this doesn’t make it easy for the bad guys.

 

I’ll be away from…

This is another no-no especially if your address is also available online. Why let others know when you’re going to be leaving your home unattended for days or maybe even weeks on end? This once again makes it easier for anyone intending to pay you an unwanted visit. That also means that you should avoid uploading your vacation photos while you’re still away. No, it really isn’t worth shouting about the clear seas at your resort if it highlights that no one’s home.

 

This is my son…

Sure, it’s hard to own a social media account and not post photos of your kids. I mean, that OOTD is just too cute not to be captured and shared with all your friends. But are you absolutely sure that your friends are the only ones looking at the images you’re posting? While this doesn’t mean that you can’t post any pictures of your kids, be smart about it. Don’t post photos of your kids in their school uniforms or check-in when you’re at their school. Also, avoid posting your child’s full name and birthdates. The less information you have out there, the better.

And these are his friends…

The same goes for posting photos of your kids and his friends. While some parents may not mind their kids’ photos being posted on your social media site, others may not be too comfortable about it. So if you must post any pictures of your kids and his friends, be sure to ask their parents for permission beforehand to avoid any misunderstandings.

 

Here’s what we do every day…

What better way to let friends and strangers know where you and your kids may be at any given time is to post your schedules online. Yes, even a harmless weekly update of certain classes or regular outings may get someone’s attention. Not only will this allow people to know your whereabouts but they’ll likely be able to tell if anyone’s home at that time.

 

I hate that my job is…

Need to vent about your job or your boss? Sure, go ahead but don’t do it on social media. Once it’s online it might be difficult to take down and even if you could, your boss or a colleague may have already read about your frustrations. Plus, if you’re looking for another job, you wouldn’t want your potential employer finding you on Facebook only to discover that you’re unhappy at your current post and aren’t afraid to tell everyone about it.  

 

Thanks for sharing!