Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb

“How do you manage your online privacy? Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places? Information you’ll never share online? Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?” -The Daily Post

How funny- I was just having this discussion with my teacher and two of my peers yesterday afternoon. We were saying how we are worried for our generation and those that follow because people are quickly giving up all privacy and privacy is something that once you give up, you really can’t get back.

Personally, I try to keep as much stuff offline as possible but that doesn’t mean that there is nothing online. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Despite my efforts, almost all of my personal information is online SOMEWHERE. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. Chances are that yours is too (even if you don’t know it). There are so many online databases filled with personal information it’s scary.

The one thing I am certain I will never do is to post a picture online of something that could get me in trouble. I think about every photo and every status I post on social media before I finally click the post button. Oh, and I would never post my social security number for obvious reasons.

Most information about us is out there whether we like it or not. It’s so tempting to just give up and stop trying to hide things. I guess our best bet is to hang onto whatever little privacy we have left.


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