On the Internet, we are not just killing time. For the inhabitants of megacities the world wide web has become part of the natural habitat. But for some reason we still behave in the Network as if it is the territory of a magical country inhabited by good fairies, and everything that happens in it — pretend. Including trouble.
Increasingly, thoughtless behavior on the Internet gets an unpleasant continuation in real life. To nothing bad happened to you, listen to the advice of experts on information and physical security, as well as the recommendations of psychologists.
1. Control your environment
In social networks to you “knocking” a new person? Go to his page, ask what he writes, what photos he posts. Be sure to ask why he decided to add you as a friend. This is a common courtesy, and check, not a spam bot or annoying advertiser wants to friend with you. Or, perhaps, a man who, for some reason, wants to watch you. Do not add to friends and only because you see this person in friends with good friends. It is possible that they have no idea who he is, and also friended because I saw friends with him, comrades.
2. Review the publication settings and privacy rules
The main thing in the control environment — the correct admission to information. Sharing something important, think about whether to “light the lighthouse.” For example, is it really necessary for everyone in the world to know that you are going on vacation, and your flowers twice a week will come to water the neighbor from the apartment opposite?
3. Get rid of unpleasant communication
Someone from your virtual friends too often breaks into rudeness or frivolous tone? Think about whether you need to communicate with him. And whether this person, apparently, is not very adequate, with unpredictable reactions, to have information about you. Such information that can be used for improper purposes. Continue reading