It’s super easy to share something online, whether it’s something you’ve written or made yourself or it’s someone else’s content that you want to share. This is often a good thing, but it can be a danger too. Being able to share something so quickly can mean that you do it without thinking. Before sharing something online, it’s a good idea to ask yourself a few questions.
What Are You Saying By Sharing It?
Knowing why you’re sharing something and what you’re trying to say is a good start. Sometimes it’s just something silly that doesn’t mean much of anything. On other occasions, you might be making a more serious point.
Is It Right for the Audience?
You should always consider your audience when sharing things online. If you’re sharing on your personal Facebook, is it something that’s appropriate for your family to see? If it’s for business or a community page, is it something that they’re interested in seeing?
Will It Be Understood?
It can be very easy to misunderstand or misinterpret things online. When you’re sharing something, it’s worth thinking about whether it could easily be misunderstood or whether everyone will understand what you’re trying to say.
Is It Definitely True?
Lastly, it’s vital to make sure that anything you share is true. Fake news can fool even the most vigilant of people, and it’s easy to be taken in if you share without thinking. It’s important to learn how to spot fake news so that you can avoid sharing it.
Infographic Design By USC
Also, check out these books on ONLINE SAFETY.