With social media becoming increasingly popular and more and more people doing their shopping, networking and socializing online, protecting your online privacy is hard to do. But there are ways to protect your online privacy. First, never reveal personal information or details to strangers or people you just met. This can lead to identity theft or other crimes. Second, realize that your work likely monitors you, so avoid sending personal emails to mailing lists, and always keep sensitive files on your home computer. Never reply to spam emails, even to unsubscribe,. It will only confirm that your email address is being used, and you will get even more spam. Also, be leery of sites that offer rewards or prizes in exchange for your personal information.