5 Tips for Safe Summer Travels

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When you’re on vacation with the family this summer, your kids are bringing along all of their friends. Not literally, of course, but more than likely they’ll be using their smartphones to stay in touch with all their pals and telling them everything that’s going on.

Posting geo-tagged photos, using check-in apps, and updating social pages with too much detail about their whereabouts are risky enough when you’re in town because of the value the information can have to a potential stalker. It’s an even bigger problem when they’re telling everyone back home that you’re away on a weeklong vacation. So unless you have 100 percent confidence in your home security system, ask them to tone down the social sharing while you’re away. You don’t want to ruin their fun, but you don’t want your home ransacked, either.