The internet brings human connectivity to a scale never seen before. With connections online more available and affordable to everyone, talking with people is easier than ever.
Social Media Frenzy
The rise of social media sites in the early 2000s
also contributed heavily to communication at a global scale. Instead of waiting
weeks – if not months – for snail
mail, you can instantly send a message to someone halfway across the world.
However, with the increase in
social media and communication, we also see the loss of privacy. Now, anyone can easily type your name on websites and your account shows up in a matter of
seconds. People you do not know can be browsing your photo albums right now.
Strangers may even see your phone number, home address, and even the places you
have been. By accessing these social media sites, you relinquish a bit of your
privacy in order to stay connected with friends.
To ensure your privacy in
this modern world, you have to take certain precautions.
Tips to Ensure your Privacy:
Go to the Privacy Settings for each social media
site you frequent.
Use the option
that only allows friends to see your
Make sure to
check which info on your profile are set to Public, Friends Only, and Private.
Know how to block users in each site you go to.
Do not use your
main email address to sign up at random websites. Use your spare accounts with
limited information and connection about you.
your Credit card digits, social security information, and phone numbers at
sites you do not trust.
Always keep a
strong password for your accounts and make sure to change them regularly.
your personalphotos at sites you do not trust, and set their visibility to your