Using Social Media
A word about using social
Don’t post your float plan on social
Don't post changes about your float
plan on social media sites.
Don't discuss your activities on
social media sites during your trip.
Protect yourself, your
home and your belongings:
Do call, e-mail or text changes
about your plan only to the person
holding your plan.
Only create a travel log about your
trip AFTER you return home, if that
is important to you.
The point is, you don't
want to let the world know that: 1) you are
currently not home, 2) how far away you
are based on your itinerary, and 3) how long you will be gone.
Any two these three bits of information are all
a burgler needs to determine how much time they
have to case your home and break in. If
you post photos online while on your trip, the
burglers can use them to assess the value of
your clothing, how expensive your destinations
are, and what you are doing to gain additional
insight into what you may have and how valuable
their take may be.
Don't make yourself a
target while you are away from home.
The following articles
will provide valuable insight into how burglers
use social media to identify potential targets: