So many of us let our lives play out on social media. We post photos and statuses of everything we do from what we order at a restaurant to the parties we have planned and the small, mundane tasks we perform on a day-by-day basis, but there is one thing we shouldn’t put on social media – our plans for an upcoming holiday.
Going on holiday can be exciting and you certainly want to share it with everyone, but you might want to hold off on posting about it. At least until you get back home.
Sharing details about your holiday can make you an easy target for thieves looking for homes or apartments to burglarise. In an effort to protect your home and personal belongings while you are away on a fun getaway, it is important that you don’t post anything about your holiday.
We want you to come home to a house that hasn’t been burgled or damaged which is why we have created an easy-to-follow guide filled with security tips for social media users who are heading out on holiday.
Do Not Post Any Details About Your Holiday
It is extremely tempting to want to brag to your family and friends on social media about where you are going on holiday, but don’t do it. In fact, don’t say anything about going away at all.
Of course, you can let close family and friends know you are heading out on holiday, but don’t put it down in writing on social media. After all, you never know who will be reading it.
Do Not Post Photos on Social Media of Your Holiday
Social media is the perfect place to share photos of the beautiful beaches you are seeing while on holiday, but it is important to resist the urge to post these memories. Posting photos advertise to people that you are not home. Not only are you not home, but also you aren’t anywhere near your home so they have plenty of time to commit their crime.
Just because you can’t post the photos from your holiday on social media doesn’t mean you can’t share the photos. After your holiday is over, you can share the photos on social media with your family and friends.
Photos of beaches and landmarks aren’t the only things you shouldn’t share on social media. You should also avoid sharing photos of the following:
- Boarding passes
- Travel itineraries
- Hotel booking information
- Tickets for events associated with your holiday
Do Not ‘Check-In’ on Social Media
Many social media platforms, such as Facebook, have features known as ‘check-in’. These features allow you to check into a location and let everyone know that you are there. Do not do this while you are on holiday.
Do not check-in to any place that will indicate that you are away. This includes airports, restaurants, landmarks and hotels.
Going on a holiday is supposed to be stress-free and relaxing. You don’t want to spend the whole time worrying about whether or not your home and personal belongings are being stolen by a thief. Follow these security tips and you will be able to spend your entire holiday relaxing instead of worrying about potential burglaries back home.
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