#LetsPictureConsent : A Brand New Social Media Campaign

#LetsPictureConsent : A Brand New Social Media Campaign

Social Surfing
Today, the world shares their lives with significant people with a click of a button, by way of pictures and videos. We share every aspect of our day, whether the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the places we visit, and the people we meet. Many people, also often share their intimate pictures and videos with their partners. But what happens when these pictures are forwarded, to others? Would that count as online harassment? Last year’s movie Pink spoke to us in detail about the issue of consent, a discourse which was very much the need of the hour for Indian society, where being a woman denies one of any personal agency. Consent implies giving your agreement, your nod to an action or gesture. In the same line of…
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Twitter is Safer Than Before!

Twitter is Safer Than Before!

Social Surfing
The online space is steadily turning into a domain of choice for many people wanting to speak out about certain social issues, or raise their voices. One of the most preferred platforms for people to share their opinions, engage in discussions and learn about other perspectives is microblogging site Twitter. As the number of Twitter users has increased to an incredible 320 million, what has also risen are the cases of online abuse and harassment. Twitter Safety has been working constantly to ensure that reporting mechanisms are updated at regular intervals, to incorporate new kind of threats, and that these measures are user friendly. Last week Twitter Safety announced an improvement to reporting harassment online. Yesterday, Twitter Safety three new changes were introduced to the user experience, which will give…
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Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Parenting In The Cyber Age. Needs Just 15 Minutes Of Your Time.

Online Safety
Pretty much when you have figured out how to manage diapers you need to get started on How to explain the Internet. Yup gone are the days when Parents were the encyclopedia. Now we have Google, Facebook, Twitter, and whether you like it or not, your kids will access it. And they should, considering the internet has become an integral part of today’s society. Social media platforms are the new hangouts for kids, that where they meet and greet their friends, plus its also an ocean of information. For parents the online spaces have to be pretty much like offline spaces, where one allows kids to venture out, make discoveries, yet informs and enables them to stay safe. Though to be able to this, Parents need to build their own…
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Twitter @Safety Check!

Twitter @Safety Check!

Online Safety
Indian headlines have been dominated by Twitter hacks. There are many theories about how it was done. Some blame it on Anonymous, some on a disgruntled employee, others just leave it to fate. Well here are some basic steps to keep your Twitter account safe. Please keep two separate emails, one for your recovery, the other for your usual communication. Ensures we keep our login details private. Set a strong password, using your name, date of birth, phone number, is usually a very bad idea. Set a dual verification system, its simple visit Happy tweeting folks.
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3 Amazing Secrets To Instagram It #LikeAChampion

3 Amazing Secrets To Instagram It #LikeAChampion

Online Safety
Instagram is a wonderland for all of us loving pictures, yeah picture do speak way louder than words. As easy as it is to load pics on Insta, we can also totally customize our experience in this pictorial palace. For example, if you want to keep your pictures private and to yourself you can do that simple by going in your privacy settings, Just go to options, scroll down to account and swipe to make your account private. Yet again if you want to express yourself to the world, and are getting bothered by a selected few users, there are options to deal with them. Its simple, go to their profile, click on options and viola, you can block the user, if they are posting content which violates community guidelines…
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