How to Avoid Being Stalked on Facebook?

11/27/2013 By
How to Avoid Being Stalked on Facebook
Affected By Stalking On Facebook
If you want to keep your life private, creating a Facebook account isn’t the best decision. While it can be an easy way to keep in touch with their friends and family, you might also have to deal with all the extra hubbub - including but not limited to receiving messages from unwanted pests, the browsing of your photo albums by those who are not listed as your friends, and the reality that your personal information could be used and abused.

It is possibly to limit the viewable information on your Facebook page just by applying some simple privacy settings. Even though it’s social networking, you can be choosy of who you let see your posts, photos and information about where you work and who you are in a relationship with without blocking an individual altogether. Here’s how:

Make That Page Private

Log onto your personal Facebook page, and click on the settings tool at the top right corner of your page. You will there find an outlet to set your privacy settings. From there, you can chose who can see your stuff, who can contact you and who can look you up. The Preview my Profile option will allow you to see a sneak peak of what the average Facebooker will see.

No Chatting Today

If you are constantly being plagued by unwanted conversations while you are happily perusing the pages of your friends, all you have to do is turn off chat. Click on the settings tool in Chat and choose the option of Turn Off Chat. Alternatively, you can click on the Advanced Chat Settings and turn on chat for only some friends or turn on chat for all friends except the ones that you select.

Name It Something Else

There’s no rule in the Facebook files that says that the name of your Facebook page absolutely has to be your given birth name. To avoid unwanteds being able to look you up or recognize you, choose a nickname that not many have heard of. When you request someone as a friend, be sure to also send a message to them as well letting them know who you are and how you know them.

Incognito Image

While it is common practice to place a photo of yourself alone, or with your children or significant other, on your profile page, it is not mandatory. There are many who choose to apply a photo of a decorative image or symbol to represent themselves. For example, if you are a dog-lover, choose a cute little photo of a Cocker Spaniel. If you're into IT, choose a photo that represents convenient datacentre solutions.

Love to play cards, how about a queen of hearts or a Jack of Spades? To chose a photo, log onto Google Images, type in a subject name, choose an image, save it onto your computer desktop and upload as your profile pick by clicking on the top right-hand corner of your current picture.Social networking doesn’t mean you have to be social to everyone. Protecting yourself in the online world can save you a lot of heartache in the end.

Author Bio: Maegan Pulman is a freelance IT consultant and technology enthusiast for omeglesites. She is active in local and international IT events and does her fair share of digging into famous informative images & is always on the lookout for the latest industry trends.
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