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Help keep your social media accounts safer using Social Media Monitoring

Social media lets us connect with the world, but it comes with some risk. Someone could take over your account, or send you links to scams or risky sites. And unfortunately, children may be more susceptible to risks, like cyberbullying, dangerous TikTok challenges, and inappropriate content.

Social Media Monitoring¹ monitors your accounts on the most popular social media sites listed below and notifies you of suspicious activity, such as changes to your account settings and risky links. It can also monitor your children's accounts§ and notify you for any potential cyberbullying, dangerous TikTok challenges, explicit content, or hate speech.²

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Snapchat​​​

Monitoring we provide by social media provider

  Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn® YouTube Channel® TikTok Snapchat
Account Takeover Protection P P P P P P P
Scam / Phishing     P   P P  
Malware     P   P P  
Monitor Inappropriate Content     P   P P  
Cyberbullying Content     P     P  
Dangerous Challenges           P  

Benefits from Social Media Monitoring

  • Account takeover protection: Your account is monitored for setting changes and suspicious posts to avoid account takeover.

  • Protection against scams or phishing: Your account is scanned for scam or malware links in your account feed, which can be used to steal or extort your data or money.³

  • Protection against inappropriate content: Your account feed, including your child's, is reviewed for posts or comments related to cyberbullying, hate speech, explicit materials, drugs, or violence.²

Add a social media account for monitoring

When you add a social media account for monitoring, Norton performs a historical review of your account for posts or comments that were made in the past year or up to 200 pieces of content, whichever has come first.

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Under Monitored Info tab, scroll down to Social Media Accounts section.
  3. If you haven't added any account for monitoring, click Get Started, and then click Add next to the social media account that you want to link.
  4. Read and understand the on-screen information.
  5. Click Link and login into your social media account.

    Even if you have a Google account, you need to create a YouTube channel to link that for Social Media Monitoring.

  6. Read the on-screen information and complete the linking of your account.
  7. You should confirm that your social media account is connected and continues to be monitored by signing in to your account.


¹Does not include monitoring of chats or direct messages. Monitoring available in English only.
²Our service may not identify all cyberbullying, explicit content, or hate speech. Monitoring available in English only.
³Reimbursement does not apply to identity theft loss resulting, directly or indirectly, from phishing or scams.
§Not available in all countries.

Video: How to add social media accounts for Social Media Monitoring

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Last modified: 09/06/2023