Becky asked me to share some tips for internet safety to help avoid identity theft.
This is a public website. Anybody can access it and learn quite a bit about any of us. So please make it harder for them:
- No phone numbers.
- No addresses.
- No names of schools, hospitals, places of employment, etc.
- Not too many details about what you bought or where.
- I’d stay away from specific information, like ages or middle names.
- And, in general, just keep in mind that anybody can be eavesdropping on our conversations.
Don’t be paranoid, just be aware and play safe. This is especially true for the grandkids’ blog – it’d be a good idea to check on it once in a while and to remind them to use regular old email if they need to share a phone number, address, email address, or any other identifying information.