Many people are hesitant to use any social media sites for privacy reasons. This can especially be true when it comes to sharing the type of personal information that is commonly included in family trees (birth dates, addresses, childrens names, contact information, etc). Here are some tips for best practices to follow: 1. Make sure your personal information on the page is at most only shared with friends or people you know well. This information includes: o Your birth date o Contact information (e-mail, phone, address) o Family members names, especially if you have young children. o Relationship status 2. Facebook has an extensive set of privacy controls. Check our Facebook link for more details on what you can and should do on Facebook.

Protecting your privacy on-line

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