Social media has become an important and useful part of our everyday lives. It can be a place to connect with family, friends, and even to find new career opportunities.

However, there are some downsides to social media, and it’s important that users take steps to stay safe. Nurses should set up the privacy function on social sites and apps to ensure that accounts are protected. Don’t make your personal posts and information public.

Be responsible and smart when writing and sharing posts. If you wouldn’t write or say something out loud to a group of coworkers or peers, it would be wise not to post or share it on social media. Be cautious when sending and receiving private messages, as well.

Remember that you should never give out your personal information on social media. If you’re seeking a job opportunity, stick to email, phone calls, or in-person interviews.