Home: Why Sharing Your Location on Social Media is a Bad Thing?

One of the most used mobile applications nowadays is Social Media apps. We all use these applications at least once in a day, often more than that. These applications provide us with an easy way to stay in contact with your friends and family, know about the current trends, and follow inspirational people and works. But if not taken precaution the use of social media can prove to be very dangerous for you and your family. Especially the younger generation who are not aware that their actions can have some very dangerous consequences. If you are one of those who loves sharing your personal information and location details on social media, read this article to understand how bad it is for you.

1) Pictures away from home: Many people love to post their vacation photos and updates on social media tagging the location they are currently in. If your account is not private anyone can see these posts and know that you are not home currently. It can endanger your house and rest of the family who might still be home. You can minimize the risk by posting the photos once you are back home instead of putting live updates.

2)  Photos with details of your house: We often post photos of our beautiful balcony garden or the interior decoration along with the location of your house; this can provide an option for others to explore possible ways to enter your house. Also, it can expose information about who is there in your family. The intruders can guess your routine from the ages of people present in your pictures and find the probable timing when you may not be home.

3) Business and private profiles: It is best to have two profiles on social media platforms, one for business and other for your close friends and family. The business profiles are usually public one as you want to get as many YouTube likes or followers as possible but you never know who might be accessing your profile and for what purposes. So it is best not to put any personal details or pictures on the business profiles.