How to be Safe on Social Media?

Nowadays we get to hear about the increasing cyber crimes, and newspapers are full of news comprising fraudulent Facebook friendships. Teenagers are far more excited to access social media that they don’t bother about their security. This impulsive behavior can sometimes be hazardous.

However, this catastrophe can be controlled by following some simple measures such as:-

  1. 1. Being yourself online: Don’t behave under peer pressure and becomes something else in front of strangers, they may make an image of yours in their head, and this can later hurt your self-esteem to the core.
  2. 2. Don’t discuss physical stuff with anyone online: Be it your friend or any stranger, never discuss personal matters with anyone online, You may never know what is on another person mind, there are instances of identity thefts in such cases, get vigilant and don’t allow anyone to take advantage of you.
  3. 3. Don’t share overly edited pictures: Let your photo look like the real you, over the editing of your image may create a misunderstanding in another person mind. This is later going to harm your self-image.
  4. 4. Think about what you are posting: Don’t go on posting even the slightest information about your mood. Everyone goes through heartbreak, showing it to the world is going to make it worse, people can easily trap you when you are down.
  5. 5. Avoid personal meetings: Not to mention about the incidents of cyber bullying and thefts that happen in the online world. It takes years to build up a healthy rapport. Don’t rely on online friendships instead look for people around.

Use these simple tips and avoid becoming a victim of cyber abuse. Social networking sites have now become a fuel to self-esteem, people get admiration through Facebook by not revealing their actual identity and trying to be something else.

Bradon Wilson  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Bradon has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as  office.com/setup.

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