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Take care what you share Watch over your young ones Guard against fraud

com­mis­sion in a bid to spread that word more widely.

Groot said some young peo­ple were do­ing as­tound­ingly naive and trust­ing things on­line.

Ex­am­ples in­cluded post­ing pics of their new credit cards so­cial me­dia, close ups where their friends and strangers could read the num­bers.

Hey, look at me, I’m grown-up enough to have my own credit card!

Some also posted pics of their pass­ports with the pages open.

Peo­ple were loose with ad­dresses, let the wider world know when their birth­day was, and when they were away from home.

In Bri­tain, young so­cial me­dia credit card post­ing is such a prob­lem credit card com­pa­nies ac­tu­ally send new cards out with a warn­ing beg­ging peo­ple not to do it.

Clearly, we older hu­mans born in ages when pri­vacy was the norm, need to let our younger rel­a­tives know what is okay on­line, but like me, you may well be blind­sided by such risky be­hav­iour.

It can be hard for any one of us to know what other peo­ple get up to in their pri­vate, or in this case not-so-pri­vate lives, es­pe­cially when we have taken a re­spect­ful step back to al­low them their

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