Privacy: to lock or not to lock. If one opts out of privacy, how does one decide to share the combination or key with a select population or leave the gate wide open? Purpose really should drive this decision, but often the purpose of various social medias is initially vague, requiring some effort and research to understand it. Along with this, one needs to consider their own purpose in the context of a given social media community.
Just like technology, the popular choice of social media tools is changing all the time. It’s hard work to keep up, but we have a responsibility; whether we are simply tolerating SM use or we are encouraging it, we must remain informed and engaged. It’s our job as the adults.
This post examines privacy & public in terms of social media use & teaching our kids about it. Worth a read.