Being literate at one thing (or in general) is what sets apart those who simply immerse themselves and those who really understand the dangers and other possibilities. This goes the same with social media. With the advancement of technology, it is easier to get oneself drowned into the online world without getting to know the ins and outs of technology. That’s why this International Literacy Day, we want to focus on Social Media Literacy to help out netizens out there to be better social media users.
There are so many dangers in the social media world these days. One of the biggest issues we have is privacy. There’s always feeling that we are being watched and that our data will always be compromised. We can’t blame you for feeling that way, though. Through the years, there have been various data breaches especially on social media.
Another issue is on the spread of fake news. It is easy to replicate websites these days. Some of them can easily fool us for being real. And because of that, we fall prey into spreading them as if they’re real and legit news.
Social media bullying is another problem that seems to plague users online. We speak out our minds on issues but others just argue and dumbing you down by attacking you personally. It is never safe to converse or interact with people online.
These are just a few social media issues we’re facing right now. So, how do we make ourselves literate about these issues? How can we not fall victims with these predator-like problems?
To celebrate International Literacy Day, here are a few tips that might help you be more literate social media users.