Online visibility is something that I take very seriously, this is because I have had a bad experience, where someone stole my pictures from my Facebook, page and was using it as their own. When I found out what happened I was extremely scared , as my parents had warned me about the dangers of using Facebook , I also studied ICT for GCSE’S and my teacher had also warned me about the information and pictures that you put on the internet.
And so because of this I felt I couldn’t turn to anyone as I had landed myself in the situation. What made me even more scared was the comments that old men were writing on my pictures, I felt like I was going to die, the comments were extremely repulsive and sickening and something a 15 year old shouldn’t have seen.
However with the help of my friends I managed to report the Facebook page and the account was taken down. But because of that negative experience I make sure that all my social media accounts , such as Facebook , Instagram and Twitter are on private , I am able to control what people get to see and I can select who my friends. So even though I have had a negative experience on social media , that didn’t deter me from using Facebook , instead it just made me realise how important it is to watch what you put on the internet and to take your privacy very seriously