Updated: Jun 19, 2021
In 2019, India was ranked as the second-largest online market, worldwide. By 2022, India will be 800 million internet users across the country. (Source: https://www.statista.com/)
Cheap Availability of mobile data, a growing smartphone user base contributing to the mobile heavy internet access in urban as well as rural India. Hence, the number of users using social platforms is increased.
We come across many incidents on Social Platforms, like user data sharing, misusing bank card details fraud with UPI links, and many others...
We are wearing the masks and following Social distancing to fight against Corona and to sustain our own selves in the pandemic.
We need to maintain ' Social platform distancing ' to avoid the misuse or restrict the unauthorized use and reuse of our private details.
Follow these simple steps listed below :
1. Financial Information :
Never share any details of the documents like PAN Card, Credit Card, Debit Card, etc., with unknown persons.
Posting the photograph of your new credit card, with the headline as “Credit card arrived today... Feeling happy “( !! ), on different social media platforms, is nothing but you are inviting the robbers, an online thief to use your credit card.
Don’t share the images of messages, received from the bank, which shows your salary is credited. Why help the hackers?
Be careful while sharing UPI links. Never share your password with any other. Also, change the passwords at regular intervals.
Also, you can mention the use of documents, when the hard copy is submitted. E.g. If a PAN card, is submitted to your bank, mention this copy of the PAN card is submitted for KYC purposes, only.
2. Travelling / Out of town details :
You know, we all can travel, anywhere, without updating on Facebook, immediately. Flights won’t be delayed if you won’t share them on social media and vice versa… Keeping updated on Facebook, about out-of-town status, is very dangerous, not only for you but for your family members, too.
Your plans for Advanced vacation planning or finalized dates of summer holidays are not from updating on social media.
So, here is your turn to decide the priority: Social Media or family?
3. Employee or Employer Information :
Even if you don’t like your boss, your company is not giving you increment and .. blah, blah… DON’T MAKE ANY COMMENT ON YOUR SENIOR, TEAMMATE, or ON THE ORGANIZATION, where you are working or had worked, before.
The same is applies to the corporate party updates. Let the PR team will do the task. You just enjoy it!!!
The same applies to employers if you have any bad experience with one of the clients. An official email is the best solution, and not to disclose on social sites.
4. Pictures Sharing :
So, after reading the blog, till here.. you may think... Does it mean to mute social media?
We can share.
Just wear the 'MASK' The MASK is a simple rule that I will share only those pictures, which I can see with my family, without any hesitation, awkwardness. Here, FAMILY means me, my parents, my grandparents, my friends, and my neighbors. Isn’t it simple? What say?
5. No Political comments :
Everybody knows that you are a citizen, of the nation. It's your time to prove you are a responsible citizen.
We're not saying you shouldn't post political content on social media. You totally should. We're just saying that before you post, make sure you've done the research. Otherwise, the opposition is going to tear your argument to pieces, and they might take your reputation along with it.
Try to avoid comments on religion, racism. Keep your political view, with you… It's not the right stage to share your opinion.
6. Secured Accounts :
Wherever you are going to post/share anything, make sure you are sharing the data to the secured accounts..and not unknown persons. Whenever posting, the security of the site should be checked.
Try to avoid your social sites, from cyber café or the mobile phone of an unknown person.
These are MASK and Special PLatform distancing rules we need to follow to keep our data safe and secure.