Today, for thousands of individuals and lots of businesses social media websites and web pages became the main way of communication. Social media activities can connect you with the whole world. But at BPO Group USA we always use the word “smart” in regards to online presence. And one of the most important things to do before you start using any social media page is to read carefully instructions and make sure you have your privacy settings set up correctly, depending on your goal.
Let’s take an example of Instagram, one of the most popular online network where you can easily snap, process and share pictures.
When you open your account, Instagram’s default setting are all public. It means that automatically the whole world can see your pictures, locate you and chase you easily. If adults or businesses want to be exposed to the public and the entire planet it’s their decision and sometimes main goal. But think about children who can become in danger of criminals. If the Instagram user does not adjust his setting to private, everyone can find a child’s picture, his full name, school name, grade level, and then, with one click on the map icon, it is possible to view the exact location of his school, home, and his primary after school location.
In connection with this disturbing fact, thousands of parents signed a petition with the urgent request that Facebook/Instagram ensure that the default settings are private and NOT geotag/geolocation enabled for users who are 13-17 years old.
You also can support this petition which can be found through this link:
Remember that you are in charge of your own private information, do not share more than you intended, keep your social media presence smart.