No matter where you’re chatting, it’s a good idea to be cautious. There are a few basic chatting and social networking tips to help you avoid identity theft and other scams:
- Never include passwords, financial information, or other sensitive information in chat.
- Be careful clicking on links in chat windows, especially if you don’t know the person you’re chatting with.
- If you allow your kids to chat or use a social networking site, be sure they meet the minimum age requirement.
For more information, see 11 tips for social networking safety.