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A few weeks ago during a hotel elevator ride I began to panic. Not from the elevator hurtling up to my room at an ear-popping speed, but because I was suddenly afraid that the email program I had just been using in the business center may have remembered my user name and password.
I don’t know what brought on this moment of clarity, especially at 1:30am, but fortunately the wee hour meant that no one else was in the business center or, as far as I could tell, had visited since I had been there. Sure enough, while I had closed the email window during my previous session, I saw as soon as I started the email program again that I was still logged in.
If your love of social media is as strong as your love of travel, then you’ve no doubt discovered the delicious by-product of combining these two passions: bragging on social media about your trip during your trip.
I’ve been quite guilty of this while on the road with my family or traveling solo, sharing one real-time photo after another. But when I consider that my future teens (and yours) will soon enough find themselves traveling as unaccompanied minors, it’s clear what my first piece of safety advice has to be: Do as I say and not as I do.
Or, as SafetyWeb more succinctly puts it, stop oversharing. The website, which among its services can track your child’s “digital footprint” and provide details about what your kids are posting and where, observes that traveling teens who overshare details about their whereabouts risk “getting unwanted attention from potential predators or strangers.”
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