The widespread availability of social media provides access to information and contacts. However, it can be both a distraction and a reputation and cyber security risk.
Here are some tips to help improve your behaviour on social media:
Think before you post: Consider whether your post is appropriate, respectful, and accurate before hitting "send."
Protect your privacy: Be mindful of what personal information you share online and adjust your privacy settings accordingly.
Respect others: Treat others with kindness and respect, even if you disagree with their opinions or beliefs.
Be mindful of your tone: Remember that your words can be easily misinterpreted online, so try to be positive and constructive even when expressing disagreement.
Don't overshare: Sharing too much personal information can be overwhelming for your followers and potentially expose you to online predators.
Don't spread misinformation: Fact-check information before sharing it and avoid spreading false or misleading content.
Take breaks: It can be easy to get caught up in the constant stream of social media, so make sure to take breaks and disconnect when needed.
Seek help if needed: If you are struggling with your social media use or are experiencing negative consequences as a result of your online behaviour, consider seeking the help of a mental health professional.