THINK Before You Post

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Mattingly Sullivan, Feature Writer

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The average daily time spent on social is 116 minutes a day. The internet has 4.2 billion users. But the problem with that is that some may not be careful in what they’re posting. Posting something you shouldn’t, could get you in trouble or jeopardize a job or school you’re trying to get into. If you don’t post carefully you can also be putting yourself into harm’s way. You should never post confidential information about your identity – This includes your address, phone number, social security number, and birth date. By posting any of these things you’re giving strangers information about yourself that they could use. If you post a picture in front of your house, everyone now knows where you live. 39% think that their activity online is private from everyone, even their parents. If someone posts a picture at their work, but it isn’t appropriate and the boss sees it, there is a possibility that you can get fired. Also, some may not think what they post matters right now, but when they apply to a college and that university sees what they posted, even if it were years ago, they may not get into that school. Also, if you post something that you find funny, it might not seem funny to someone else and they may take it to heart and it could hurt their feelings. You could also receive backlash, which no one likes. If you post something, it’s going to be out there forever, even if you think it goes away.  Many tend to overshare on social media, which can lead them into something they don’t want to get into. One day, they will be embarrassed about what they posted

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