Blogging so much of my life used to be incredibly daunting to me and something I never thought I’d do when I first started writing. I tried to stick with recipes and reviews but occasionally something personal would slip in. It was those moments of total honesty that you responded to most, what you related to. So, slowly I began to open up to this wonderful community we’ve created.
The problem with sharing more on the internet is that there is then more for faceless people, sat behind a screen, to harshly judge and criticise your hard work. The increase in your reach to others online directly correlates to the increase in abuse. It may only be a small fraction of people who do this but it is cyber-bullying and in the last few years it has become an important issue worldwide.
With over 80% of people online in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (statistic from the World Bank) it is more important than ever before that younger generations are protect online.
There are so many ways you can protect yourself online. From preventing hacks and using a secure password or a two-factor authentication, to using the blocking and reporting features on social media sites to remove any hurtful and negative comments and flag the user who sent them to the site to be reviewed.
Today is Safer Internet Day and I am supporting UNICEF in their efforts to make the internet a safer environment for everyone. End violence online.
Find out more here. A better internet starts with you.
Until next time,