Social media can be useful for staying connected with friends, family and coworkers — but there are also people with bad intentions. Don’t accept friend requests or private messages (PMs) from people you don’t trust. Report any aggressive or indecent behavior to the platform itself, and if someone threatens your life, contact the police. Block trolls and anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable — don’t engage with them. Avoiding bad actors can help you stay safe online and protect your privacy.