Social Media and Vacations

Although people may often be tempted to post photos of themselves on social media while on vacation, doing so increases the chances that your home will be burglarized while you are away. A new survey by Nationwide Insurance indicates that 14 percent of people on vacation use social media to post photos and updates on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, with that figure rising to 41 percent for those aged between 18 and 34 years old.

TIME Magazine claims that up to 78 percent of burglars make use of social media to find their next target for a break-in.

People going on vacation should resist the urge to tell everyone on social media and only post photographs and the like after you have returned home. It is also a good idea to disable the settings that identify your location on laptops, smartphones, and tablets to prevent your location from being revealed if you do make a social media post at any time while you are on vacation.

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