Smorgasbord – Something to Think About – #Reminder – Going on holiday with your BFF Social Media by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Sally Cronin shares her annual reminder about warning us to be careful while on holiday about what we post on social media, to keep our home safe while away.

I trot this post our once a year as a reminder that you are being watched… even when you are not in front of your computer screen. It is not only thieves and vagabonds you need to worry about who might have designs on your empty house, but also trying to claim on your health insurance for some unfortunate mishap that took place while you were having fun in the sun.

If your social media is plastered with you indulging in risky behaviour you may be hearing he words (non,no,nein,niet) from your insurance provider.

Depending where you go at home or abroad, it can be expensive, especially at peak times, but there are also other costs to take into account resulting from our online exposure.

We have all read the stories in the press of teenagers planning a get together whilst parents are away for the night and five thousand turn up on the doorstep and then trash the house.. Every parent’s nightmare.. Yet we adults also have to be careful about what we post on Facebook that might invite unwanted guests into our home. We also have to be savvy about what we post while we are away, as this too might end up costing you thousands.

Apart from swearing children to secrecy about their much anticipated two weeks away from August 1st to all their friends. (I am not suggesting for a minute that they might harbour criminal intent), we also need to guard against announcing our time away online to our ‘friends’ on Facebook and other media. I am always clear when I am going away that there is someone in the house, electrified fencing and a python loose in the garden!

As we head towards the summer holidays and millions of us board planes and ships to travel around the world, the first thing that we want to do is share our wonderful experiences. With the world-wide web you can post your images to Facebook and other sites every day as you relax on your tropical lanai and watch the sun go down. Clearly this is not Northampton…… Please continue reading at Sally’s Smorgasbord

 

 

Source: Smorgasbord – Something to Think About – #Reminder – Going on holiday with your BFF Social Media by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

 

 

11 thoughts on “Smorgasbord – Something to Think About – #Reminder – Going on holiday with your BFF Social Media by Sally Cronin | Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

  1. Hi Debby – it’s good that you remind us we need to be aware of the pitfalls that abound – so many are looking for easy targets. Everyone enjoy your holidays as and when you take them – cheers Hilary

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