Let’s discuss the Four Strategies that can help you to stay safe on social media in order to avoid cyberbullying. In the social media world, where many hours are spent connecting, socialising, reading, and purchasing, there is a lot of cyberbullying tendencies that many young and old users fall victims to. Twitter, Tiktok, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram are the most predominant social media where cyberbullying can often occur.
Four Strategies to help you stay safe from Cyberbullying
There are many ways and strategies on how can you best protect yourself when using social media:
- Manage your connections: friends and followers – Do you really know who is following you and reading everything that you post? There might be a bully ready for you to use the information you share against you.
- Privacy and Security – ensure that your passwords are strong and also enable two-way authentication on the privacy settings of your social media account.
- Don’t overshare – before sharing any content on social media, ensure that it won’t come back and bite you. Sharing of information such as current locations, locations of others, ID documents, and car number plates, may be used against you by attackers and bullies.
- Be aware of phishing scams – you should avoid just clicking on any link on your wall or in your inbox.
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