Frequently Asked Questions: Privacy
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Privacy On Social Media

Many people are reluctant to use social media sites for privacy reasons This can especially be true when it comes to sharing the type of personal information that is commonly included in family trees (birth dates, addresses, childrens names, contact information, etc). Here are some tips for best practices to follow: 1. Make sure your personal information on the page is at most only shared with friends or people you know well. This information includes: o Your birth date o Contact information (e-mail, phone, address) o Family members names, especially if you have young children. o Relationship status 2. Review your Facebook privacy settings (along with those of your children) by clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/basics/usr1 . Privacy controls you can set here include a number of topics, including who can see: o Photos and posts you upload to Facebook o Friend List o Likes & Comments o Timeline o Your profile. 3. Make sure your personal information on the page is at most only shared with friends. This information includes: o Your birth date o Contact information (e-mail, phone, address) o Family members names, especially if you have young children. 4. If your kids are on Facebook, be sure to check their privacy settings (log in as them and go to the Privacy settings tab: Facebooks Parental Controls). This includes the ability to control who can see their posts, who can contact them and who can look them up. 5. When using a Facebook group with your family: o Make sure you know what the the privacy settings are before you post anything. If its set to a public group, anyone can post to it and anyone can join it. o For Closed Groups and Secret Groups, ensure the group administrator is verifying people are who they say they are before they join the group (i.e. they are family members) and are actively monitoring the activity on the group page to ensure there is no inappropriate behavior.
Frequently Asked Questions: Privacy
CousinsClub.org

Privacy

Many people are reluctant to use social media sites for privacy reasons This can especially be true when it comes to sharing the type of personal information that is commonly included in family trees (birth dates, addresses, childrens names, contact information, etc). Here are some tips for best practices to follow: 1. Make sure your personal information on the page is at most only shared with friends or people you know well. This information includes: o Your birth date o Contact information (e-mail, phone, address) o Family members names, especially if you have young children. o Relationship status 2. Review your Facebook privacy settings (along with those of your children) by clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/about/basics/usr1 . Privacy controls you can set here include a number of topics, including who can see: o Photos and posts you upload to Facebook o Friend List o Likes & Comments o Timeline o Your profile. 3. Make sure your personal information on the page is at most only shared with friends. This information includes: o Your birth date o Contact information (e-mail, phone, address) o Family members names, especially if you have young children. 4. If your kids are on Facebook, be sure to check their privacy settings (log in as them and go to the Privacy settings tab: Facebooks Parental Controls). This includes the ability to control who can see their posts, who can contact them and who can look them up. 5. When using a Facebook group with your family: o Make sure you know what the the privacy settings are before you post anything. If its set to a public group, anyone can post to it and anyone can join it. o For Closed Groups and Secret Groups, ensure the group administrator is verifying people are who they say they are before they join the group (i.e. they are family members) and are actively monitoring the activity on the group page to ensure there is no inappropriate behavior. .
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