Checking into your Social media accounts could be a daily occurrence for you, or perhaps it is something you do morning, noon and night, or even every hour. Everybody uses social media in different ways but how do you know if you’re using it too much?
How to know when your using Social Media too much
Keeping up to date on what your friends are doing can be a useful advantage of social media, if done in moderation. If you find yourself trawling through your friends' friends and vague acquaintances' profiles then you're going too far. You don't need to know so much about a person’s life and it will distract you from concentrating on your own life.
Facebook are Taking in your Personal Details
Did you know that Facebook are taking in your personal details? No. You probably didn't. Facebook are taking in everyone's personal details to remind people that photos are a type of personal details
Strangers are on Social Media too
If a stranger in a street approached you asking for your name, age, phone number, names of family, friends and interests you, you'd probably be hesitant to give up that information. You give all that information to everyone you are sharing your profile with. All of those facts about you are not owned by you. Everyone needs to take care with things like this.
Social Media cut down
Teenagers might be hit by time limits soon on social media apps. Matt Hancock, the Government minister for Social Media, has suggested that the companies behind these sites need to do more to help children stay safe online. This is what he stated ''I think there is a genuine concern about the amount of screen time young people are clocking up and the negative impact it could have on their lives.''
About Social Media and who's allowed on it
Here are some examples of Social Media: Facebook , Instagram, Twitter , WhatsApp and Oovoo . Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter and Oovoo all have an age restriction of 13 years .
What I am trying to say is that everybody needs to stay safe when online. Also, I'm trying to say that some people are spending far too long on Social Media instead of having fun else where. Everyone needs to stay safe online.