Many apps are now available for mobile devices that track the user’s location; location services like this are dangerous for several reasons. Apps such as Instagram and social media sites such as Facebook allow users to “check in” to a location, this location can be seen by anyone if you are not careful. The police how found that those who use social media location services are more vulnerable to burglaries or assault.
To protect yourself and your student against these problems ensure that when using social media sites the privacy settings are set to ‘private’. For help and advice on how to do this please see the below websites: