I know we’ve talked about it on the USCCA Online Community before, but I think this is important enough to make it its own topic.
Many of you know I started out my career at USCCA as a Social Care Advisor. I was lucky enough to interact with people from all walks of life on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and now on the Community. One thing I couldn’t say enough was: Your social media comments may be used against you in court. Please be careful how you phrase things online!
There was some pushback and even a nasty attitude at times when people said I was trying to infringe on their First Amendment rights. Some thanked me for warning and made sure to watch their wording going forward. My goal was always to help people protect themselves. The awesome USCCA Social Care Advisors still warn people about their social comments today.
The linked Blog Post is near and dear to my heart! (No, I didn’t write it, but I’m very glad John Caile tackled the subject). Please be safe online!
I’d love to hear your suggestions on how to protect yourself online!