Hope you were able to take hold of your online-profiles.
We know with the increased online population during the lockdown, there is absolutely a spark in cyber-crime. But you don' t have to worry, we will simplify ways to tackle it for you and your family. Let' s look at some simple steps to check Social Media Privacy
Number 1: Talk about it
From day one, we' ve taught each other to be careful while talking to strangers in a public space. You don' t tell them about your personal whereabouts, you don't engage with them in private conversations and you maintain respected distance. What is social media is an online public space, the rules remain the same! Never share your personal information, never post about your immediate whereabouts, and maintain respectful distance. The best way to imbibe these things as a family would be to start talking about it among your loved ones and take it as a crucial matter.
Number 2: If you can' t limit your actions, limit your audience
It is natural that we all get driven by appreciation. If my first post got 25 likes, the next one should be more personal and get atleast 40!
We tend to treat social media as a platform to gain more respect, appreciation, fame and of course friends. But, believe me, the guy you chatted with on your metro ride today is as much a stranger as the rest of the passengers. You wouldn' t bring them all home!
When we tend to add our personal information / posts / stories to the sacrality of the social media space, then we should keep a check on whom do we allow inside! Sour but true, everone is not there to just 'like' what we share. There have been burglars at homes when people checked-in for a vacation.
Number 3: Check Your Privacy
On every app that you use, before you get driven by the temptation of its experience, go and check the privacy norms. It could be extracting your contacts, your location and may be even your photo gallery. Give only as many permissions as they should get, they can always tweak their policies and forget your trust.
Locked down? Spend the day checking the privacy of all the apps in your phone and alter permissions cautiously.
Be happy being mindfully social.
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Credits: The Writer is an entrepreneur, an Editor, a Social Media Expert, Digital Branding Consultant, Online Marketing Trainer and a Positivity Enthusiast, all at 27.
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