Social Media Survival Guide
by Samuel Igiozee
I’m fun, interesting, and respectful when I’m online. Also, I appear as person who likes to play video games, hangs out with friends, and does school work. I think might perceive me as a nerd sometimes but I’m cool with hanging around with people. I consider what content will be appropriate before posting anything online. Here are some pros for sharing anything online:
You could brighten someone’s day by sharing a funny meme
You could share can send fashion, road trips, art, or etc.
You could share videos about school, video games, or comedy
Now here are some cons for sharing anything online:
Sharing an embarrassing photo or video of someone
Being ignorant to culture, race, or ethnic group in a video
Posting obscene videos or pictures
Say if you post something about a race of people that might seem ignorant to others and decide to share that post, you have a Lack of Control when people are sharing that exact post to others which could ruin your social life. Even if you delete that post, people will find a way to repost that exact post which could remain permanent on the internet forever. Going back to Lack of Control, sharing a post with other people can spread a lot quicker to many other people.
I have some thoughts about employers checking your social media background. When employers look at your social media, your employer will determine who you are based on your social media. When I think about this concept, I feel that you can give a better judgement about a person by giving a trial run about the workplace. The Freedom of Speech means that a citizen has the right speak. The Freedom of Speech is not protected by libel, slander, defamation, fighting words, and obscenity. An Internet Troll is a person that enjoys messing with people on the web. The goals of Internet Trolls are:
Make people angry about a certain topic online
Embarrass you with a video or photo online
Make people laugh about a topic
We can stop “trolling” by not paying attention to what a Troll says. Here are some pros and cons about posting anonymously:
You could defend a person from being bullied
You could as the bully and embarrass a person
Here are some pro tips on social media:
Don’t try to embarrass a person or they will try to get payback.
Ignore internet trolls, these people enjoy your misery
Be kind people when they post or share online