The Social Network
It’s tempting to make your imminent arrival back home public – how else are your friends, family, neighbours, and/or local governmental figures going to arrange a homecoming parade in your honour? However, before taking to whichever social network tickles yer pickle and advertising your homecoming, consider a slightly more subtle approach. Unfortunately, there are a number of opportunist thieves in student towns who can use this information to their advantage. Advertising a lengthy period where your house is unguarded can be a dangerous thing to do. So make sure you’re a little more discreet – shun the grand online advertisements and consider a more subtle message, text, tweet, status, vine, blog post, email, vlog, letter, phone call, Skype call, smoke signal, or carrier pigeon to notify your friends of your return.