5 Things You Should NEVER Post on Social Media

When it comes to social media, the general rule is "if you wouldn't want your grandmother to read it, don't post it".

So, what are some of the things you should never post to protect yourself online?

Keep reading for five things you should never post on social media:

Your Current Location

Even if your profile is on the most private setting, sharing your current location is never a good idea. There are lots of unsafe people in the world, and keeping your location out of their hands is the route you should take.

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Mean Comments About Your Teachers

Sometimes you have a bad day and need to blow off steam—totally understandable. But before typing out a Tweet about how mean your superior is for assigning so much homework, take a step back and talk to your mom or BFF on the phone instead.

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Pictures of You Breaking the Rules

We know you're awesome, but we all make mistakes. Any photo you post on the internet is no longer yours and will follow you around throughout your life. If you don't want your mom, teacher, or someone from college admissions to see it, it's best to keep it to yourself.

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Pictures That Aren't Yours to Share

The kid from down the block that you babysit is so cute, but some parents feel iffy about having their babies on the internet. Save him as your background instead of throwing it on Instagram, or ask his 'rents if they're cool with you adding him to your Snap story.

The same rule applies to pictures that other people have taken. If it's someone you know, definitely ask them first and give proper credit.

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Pictures That Your Friends Ask You Not To Post

We all have that friend who wants to post a pic where they look great but you're mid-sneeze. When the tables are turned and you're the one looking great, be a good friend and refrain from posting. You can always ask if your friend would mind being cropped out!

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