Limit the use of your full name. Use your first or last initial, a nickname, or a screen name.
Limit how freely you disclose your birthdate. It can be used in identity theft.
Never disclose your Social Security Number.
Take your city out of a personal profile, when possible.
Don't give out your phone number. When necessary, use email to initiate contact with people you don't know.
Be discerning! You have the right to check out anyone who contacts you by requesting written information, a call back number, and references. Feel free to take time and think over a decision before moving forward.
The Internet is a public space. Ponder before you post...
Each time you fill out a profile, comment on something, post a video, or text a picture of yourself to friends, you potentially reveal yourself to the world. What information do you want to give away about yourself?
Google yourself often. What do people find when searching for you online?
Consider updating the privacy levels of your social media accounts.
Make yourself a harder target by limiting what you share and where you share it.