Global Risk & Safety

Tech/Photo Safety

Technology safety

Posting revealing information about yourself could make you a target both in the United States and in the country you are visiting. To reduce the risk, consider disabling location services on your social media accounts and limiting the details of your overseas posts. When using your smart phone or laptop abroad, you are encouraged to be very wary of unsecured Wi-Fi. Your personal and financial information should be protected as much as possible. Consider removing bank and other information-sensitive apps from your smart phone and tablet prior to traveling overseas so that no personal information is unintentionally shared on a public or unsecured network.

Photography safety

Ohio State travelers have been photographed posing in the O-H-I-O cheer all over the world. Before snapping a photo it is important to understand that:

For more information about taking pictures safety and appropriate pictures abroad, read the U.S. Department of State report on safe photography abroad.