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Online Privacy and Security Toolkit: Smarter and Safer Social Media Use

Tools, tips, and tricks to take control of your online presence and stay safer on the web.

Secure Your Accounts

Stay Safe on Social Media

Social media can be a dangerous place, especially for people with less societal power. People of color, LGBTQ+ folks, undocumented people, women, young adults and children, and others who may be vulnerable in some way, can be targeted by individuals or groups for harassment, abuse, and even physical harm. Unfortunately, most social media companies have done little to protect these users, which is why we have to learn to protect ourselves, both proactively and reactively.

Social Media

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Build a Professional Web Presence Using Social Media

Whether we like it or not, our online reputation (good or bad) dictates much of how we're perceived by the world. It can have an impact on future job prospects, applications to colleges and universities, and even our social and dating lives. While it's impossible to control every aspect of our online presence, there are many things we can all do to safeguard and improve our online reputations.

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