Social media platforms often come with a steep learning curve, and accordingly new users – and one or two veterans – can easily make mistakes that might jeopardize their personal security.

And it’s not just individuals who are at risk – brands can also fall foul of security and privacy settings (or the lack thereof) and put themselves at risk of hacking, identity theft and other scams.

Check the visual below for 8 tips on how to protect yourself when using social media, which comes courtesy of The Website Marketing Group.

8 Ways to Stay Safe When Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

(Source: The Website Marketing Group. Security image via Shutterstock.)