Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and other social networks have become an integral part of our online experience. Social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, but you should be wary about how much personal information you post.

Follow these tips to safely enjoy social networking:

Use Privacy and Security Settings: Learn about and use the privacy and security settings on social networks. They are there to help you control who sees what you post and manage your online experience in a positive way.

Once Posted, Always Posted: Protect your reputation on social networks. What you post online stays online. Think twice before posting anything you would not want most people to see. 

Keep Personal Information Personal: Be cautious about how much personal information you provide on social networking sites. The more information you post, the easier it may be for a hacker or someone else to use that information to steal your identity, access your data, or commit other crimes such as stalking.

Know and Manage Your Connections: Use tools to manage the information you share with your online connections.