Tip #6 How to Hide Behind Your Screen Names

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When selecting a screen name, avoid a name that might identify you. Even an identifier that partially reveals who you are, like some of the examples in the list of screen names above, can be combined with other online information about you. Together, that information might lead someone to discover your identity.

Use different screen names for different applications; it makes it more difficult for strangers to stalk you. Be safe and smart when you’re online! Choose a screen name that won’t reveal who you are or potentially embarrass you around relatives, future employers, or school admissions officials.

Read WikiHow’s article on choosing a safe screen name.

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