It is very important to ensure that you tackle online harassment and abuse and create a rather positive experience for yourself and others on social media. We all need some good vibes our way, don't we?
If you're someone who wishes to start with a positive approach on your social media, we've got you covered:
- Make a strong password for all your social media accounts: It's very important that you keep changing your password regularly over all your social media platforms and don't share them with anyone. Your password should be a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers. This will not let anyone access your account, post harmful comments or pictures in your name or steal any of your information.
- Choose your online friends wisely: Whenever you accept anyone's request, make sure you read a little about them on their account. Remember that once you accept their request, they'll be able to see anything and everything that you post on that particular platform. They would also be able to share or screenshot your photos or information and then post it elsewhere. So be very cautious while you try to be friends with strangers online.
- Check your privacy settings: You can manually select what you wish for people to see and what you want to keep hidden from them in your privacy setting. If you aren't comfortable letting the public see everything that you post, you can switch the settings to private and only let your information out to a selected group of people.
- Always remember that you aren't alone: If you experience something online, voice it out. Don't isolate yourself and worry about it alone. Chances are, you will get a few other people who experienced the same thing and they can help you get out of it. A little help doesn't hurt.
- Lead by example: Take positive action whenever you see harassment or social abuse on someone else's account. You can offer help or say them something that helps them heal. We all play a role in making the online platforms a little easy for everyone else to deal with. Create kinder environment.