What You Post Can Last a Lifetime


There is no such thing as undo or delete when it comes to sharing content online. Information posted to social media may be reposted several times within seconds and the owner no longer has control over it. Ensure you are sharing only what you intend to share. Online posts can last a lifetime and may have effects beyond what was intended or expected.

Own Your Online Presence

Set the privacy and security settings on websites and apps to your comfort level for information sharing. Each device, application, or browser you use will have different features to limit how and with whom you share information. It’s okay to ask others for help with configuring settings.

Tips to Protect Your Privacy Online

  • It is a good practice to review and select the appropriate privacy settings when accessing an online service and periodically as they may change over time.
  • Check the company's privacy policy and know how your information will be protected and used.
  • If it is sensitive information or information you do not want shared, do not put it online - regardless of the privacy settings.
  • Browse Internet sites using private or incognito mode in the browser.
  • Clear cookies, cache, and history from your browser; they can store sensitive information that could be retrieved by someone else.

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Visit StaySafeOnline® for links to several online services’ privacy settings pages in one place: https://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/managing-your-privacy/manage-privacy-settings/.