How to Protect Yourself Online

Jonathan McKee:

I’ve frequently heard social media experts, advise, “Always be careful what you allow someone to film.” Personally, I don’t think this is very good advice, simply because I’ve read countless stories of people who didn’t even realize they were being filmed or recorded.

Here’s a better piece of advice: Live your life in such a way that people can’t accuse you of anything.

Yeah. You read that correctly.

What I’m suggesting is, don’t get drunk, don’t make racial slurs, don’t smoke a bowl, don’t get naked with anyone but your spouse. And guess what? Then you’ll never have to worry, “Is there a camera in this room?”

In the book of 1 Peter he wrote, “It is God’s will that your honorable he wrote, “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people” (1 Peter 2:15).

That advice is a lot different than “Be careful what people film you doing.” Peter is saying, “Be careful how you live.”

(Take from The Teen’s Guide to Social Media… and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World, p. 47).

About Dana Dill

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