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STOP, and Think Before You Post on Social Media

Social Media Blog ImageCongratulations, teens, on passing your driver license test! You should be proud of yourselves for achieving this personal milestone, and you are well on your way to driving independence.

You are most likely well aware that when you approach a stop sign, you must look in all directions before proceeding. The same fundamental rule of the road should be applied when posting on social media.

We know you want to share your newfound excitement with your friends and family, and the easiest way to do this is by posting a picture of your recent accomplishment on social media. DMV wants to share in this excitement with you, but wants to warn you against posting a picture of your temporary driving permit or driver license online.

It’s important to remember the far-reaching dangers of posting pictures of your driver license or printout on social media. Why is it so harmful you ask? For this very reason…

Your personal information is being exposed for the world to see!

And parents, we didn’t forget about you. Be sure to talk to your teens and explain the risks involved with their posting personal information on social media.

Let’s work together to keep them safe! Below are some additional resources to share with our newest drivers:

NetSmartz – FBI’s Official Partner for Internet Safety

ConnectSafely – Smart Socializing Starts Here

iKeepSafe – Helping Children Grow Up Safely Using Technology and the Internet

Common Sense Media – Rating, Educating, and Advocating for Kids, Families, and Schools

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