5 more tips to help keep you safe on Facebook

Jennifer Carey:

Great tips to help you keep your Facebook profile a little more private

Originally posted on Naked Security:

Last month we gave you 5 tips to make your Facebook account safer. Following on from that, here’s another five…

1. Stop search engines from indexing your profile

Facebook’s great for keeping in touch with friends and family but you might not want just anyone finding your profile via Google or other search engines. Here’s how to fix that:

Click on the cog icon at the top right of your screen and then click Privacy Settings.

Privacy Settings

Now that you are in the Privacy Settings and Tools area of Facebook, find ‘Who can look me up?’ and the setting that says ‘Do you want other search engines to link to your timeline?’

Who can look me up

This is likely on by default, so click Edit and then remove the tick from the box which says ‘Let other search engines link to your timeline’.

Search engines off

Note: It may take a bit of time for search engines…

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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2 Responses to 5 more tips to help keep you safe on Facebook

  1. Jen, This is a very useful article. I have to admit, even now, I am seriously contemplating getting off of the Facebook.

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