Social Media Security for Seniors | Avast

Social Media Security for Seniors | Avast
Emma McGowan, 3 May 2021

For seniors using social media, ensure that you make the most of your security settings

Social media is a wonderful way for seniors to reconnect with long-lost friends and stay in touch with family online. Today, 75% of adults ages 65 and older are using the internet, compared to just 14% of seniors in 2000.
From instant status updates to sharing photos and videos, networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram – and, yes, even TikTok – have given seniors lots of ways to engage with the world like never before. However, all these sites also require users to trust them with personal information. Let’s take a look at a few easy tips and some good advice for seniors to secure their social media privacy.
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1. Start with a strong password
Every online account you have should use an uncrackable password. Identity theft isn’t just a hassle, it can ruin your finances. Tools like Avast BreachGuard can monitor for personal data leaks to protect you from hackers, plus provide a privacy advisor to help adjust the privacy settings ..