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Many girls and young women like to express themselves on social media. Whether through posts or pictures, it’s nice to have a space to share stories, experiences, and connect with others. We can use the privacy settings to control how much others see. Knowledge is power! So, let’s begin:

How to: Adjust Your Privacy Settings

Facebook 1467841586_facebook

  1. Go to your own profile.
  2. Click the “…” icon.
  3. Select “View Privacy Shortcuts”.
  4. Review and change:
    • Who can see your stuff
    • Who can contact you
    • Blocked users

Instagram 1467841601_social-instagram-new-square2

  1. Go to your own profile.
  2. Tap on the 1467327174_cog gear icon beside your username in the top right corner.
  3. Scroll down to the “Account” heading
  4. From here, you can:
    • Edit your profile
    • Change your password
    • Make your account public (everyone can see your posts) or private (only your followers can see your posts).


  1. Tap at the top of your camera screen
  2. Tap the 1467327174_cog gear icon in the top right hand corner of your Profile screen
  3. Scroll down to the ‘Who Can…’
  4. Here you can select ‘Contact Me‘ or ‘View My Story
  5. Tap ‘My Friends‘ or ‘Everyone‘ to update either of these settings.
  6. Tap the back button to save your selection.

Please Note:

  • If you select ‘Everyone’ even Snapchatters you haven’t added will be able to send you Snaps.
  • If you post a Snap to your Story prior to customizing your settings, it is possible they may still be able to view it.

Twitter 1467841655_square-twitter

  1. From the “Me” tab, tap on the 1467327174_cog gear icon.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Select the account you’d like to edit.
  4. Under “Protect my Tweets,” tap the switch to “On” to make all future tweets visible only to your followers.
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