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Being Extra Aware of What We Share Publicly

26 July 20172 Comments


 
In Jakarta, such ‘family’ stickers are commonly spotted on cars. Often, with names of family members printed for all to see😬

So much personal information is shared ‘publicly’ these days, and actually, even more on social mediaSo much personal information is shared ‘publicly’ these days, and actually, even more on social media.

Information on like:

– where I am right now (using the feature ‘check in’ and posting it on Facebook)

– which school the kids go to (known from photos of child in school uniform, recognisable uniform patterns, school logo on uniforms, posing next to school’s entrance, school stickers on car, etc)

– where the family lives (known from wide-angled photos inside the home or around the housing area with visible street names, answers to friends’ comments left on FB status asking about where they live, apartment stickers on car’s windscreen, etc)

– what vehicle we drive (photos of our car with visible colour, car model, plate numbers, etc)
 


 

If the privacy setting of our social media account is ‘public’, then EVERYONE can view everything that we post. And that’s everyone, including those with ‘bad intentions’ =(

Eg. Someone can view our public post on FB, go to where we are at that moment, spot us in the restaurant, follow our vehicle home, get more info about us from our car stickers, etc etc …

For the sake of our family’s safety, let’s review and be aware of the kinds of info we post onlineInfo we post online (and stickers on our car) can unintentionally create extra danger to our family (especially, our kids!)

For the sake of our family’s safety, let’s review and be aware of the kinds of info we post online and the types of stickers we place on our vehicle?

Because.

While we cannot avoid danger, wouldn’t we want to reduce the potential by exercising better care over our social media posts, especially if we live in Indonesia? (ie. Not making our personal info so readily accessible by strangers)
 

 
Quick tips:

– Post black and white photos of kids in school uniforms (yes, however cute they look like in their school uniforms). And, do ‘blur’ the school logo, or paste a cute ‘sticker’ over the school logo.

– Avoid using the feature ‘check in’ that tells the world your exact location at a particular time

– Avoid pasting car stickers that reveal personal info like names, where you work, kids’ schools, your residence, etc

– Avoid posting photos that reveal personal details like home numbers and street names, car’s plate numbers, etc.

– Avoid discussing private details on social media comments (eg. Stating personal phone number, home address, school details, etc)

 
Stay safe, everyone!

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