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4 social media mistakes on vacation

Vacation time has arrived! But before you and your family decide to pack the SUV and drive on toward your work-free paradise, take some helpful advice on social media posting during vacation  

WARNING: Some of the following may strike you as common sense. If you and every person in your family have never made a common sense mistake, read no further (and congratulations). To all others, take heed of the worst social media blunders you can commit on vacation… 

  1. Updating Facebook on the emptiness of your house! You may be compelled to post: “Headed to Cancun with the fam! 6 solid days of beach time!” You may as well be posting: So glad to be out of the house! You have almost a week to break in!” Make sure all your children understand this is unwise. Do not posting anything that reveals you are currently on vacation. 

  1. Posting photos when you’re still out of town. I know you’re itching to show the world your beach body, but don’t do it while you’re still on the beach. You might as well share a photo of your vacant garage—each photo invites burglars to check out your house.  

  1. Ignoring your location setting. If you do decide to post something unrelated to your vacation, make sure Facebook isn’t showing people where you are. Turn off that setting. 

  1. Allowing your daughter’s constant updates. Despite commonly held opinion, bihourly updates on what you’re doing or eating are not always necessary. If you do this, you’re much more likely to reveal where you are and where you aren’t.  

While this may seem like common sense, not every family member is aware of these consequencesMake sure and let them know so your house can be as safe as possible!

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