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Advice from Livebeam

The reason why most people experience online security issues stems from the fact that they’re unaware of what and what not to do online. Just as technology is taking a whole new turn for the better, it is safe to say that the risks associated with these advancements are very high. Having online awareness and signing up on every social media platform on the internet just isn’t enough anymore. It is equally important to know how to use these platforms in a safe and secure way.

The internet cannot guarantee its users 100% safety and because of this, has “betrayed” the trust of a lot of its users due to cybersecurity issues, cyberbullying, identity theft and so much more. Apart from the obvious problems this has caused, what of the emotional trauma that for example, an identity theft victim goes through? This article will critically look at some actions you might be fond of as an online user that Livebeam finds quite risky.

1. Don’t overshare, keep personal information private

It is very exciting when you’ve gotten a hang of how to use different social media platforms. It is great when you make friends that you can conveniently chat with regularly on Livebeam and share the best moments with. In the heat of your excitement, you might find yourself sharing and worse, oversharing a lot of personal information that could cost you a lot. Apart from the cybersecurity issues that might possibly come up and the risk of giving your information out to a possible serial killer, it can sometimes go beyond your control and so,  you shouldn’t out of ignorance share what should remain private. 

It is not the safest action when you share personal information like home address, live location, or any other information that a stalker can easily trace you to. Livebeam has zero tolerance for stalkers, cyberbullies, etc. However, it is much better to be safe than sorry. It is well within your control not to share your personal information and keep it secure till you are absolutely sure and trust whoever you have been interacting with. 

2. Don’t interact with anyone

Just because you selectively interact with people does not make you a snub or a proud person. It just goes to show how much you value your online security which is the essence of this article in the first place. Not everybody you come across has to be an integral part of your online experience. There are some people who you will make lifelong friendships with while with some, you are not even supposed to have contact with. If you’re an online extrovert, this is especially for you. It is more of a warning not to interact with the wrong people who could cause more harm than good. 

Limit your interactions to people you know you can begin to trust online and to some extent, are less likely to cause you harm. Be careful of anyone who:

  • seems shady and says little about themselves when you’re interacting
  • doesn’t have a clear image of themselves as their profile picture 
  • is always pushing to meet with you physically when you haven’t established a proper online friendship.

Livebeam users interact with each other in so many ways. From private chats and even to comment sections of live video streams from the website content creators and that could create an avenue for a stranger to become a friend. Be extra cautious with who you have interactions with whilst still enjoying the features the website offers you. Livebeam has a lot of people who genuinely want to make meaningful friendships; however, it doesn’t hurt to be extra cautious.

3. Don’t click on links from people you don’t know 

The easiest way to fall victim to scams is by clicking suspicious links. Unknown links can contain a variety of harmful online content. They’re usually traps for the unsuspecting people who aren’t security conscious, especially with online interaction. People have been scammed millions, lost valuables, lost their social media accounts to hackers, got their identities stolen and worse still, put their lives and the lives of their loved ones at risk through a simple click of a link. 

Just because Livebeam understands that not everybody will be opportune to take cybersecurity courses to enable them to properly identify possibly dangerous links, these are some of the warning signs that will guide you and most especially its users on how to identify such links. We encourage you to take note of these guidelines and most importantly, actively practice them while chatting with your online pals. 

4. Don’t meet up if you’re not sure

An extra tip is to not meet up with someone from the online space physically until you’re entirely sure. Most online users take this for granted but this is one of the riskiest actions to take. As mentioned earlier, unless you are certain of your safety with a person, you shouldn’t overshare information, in the same vein, refrain from meeting random strangers who fast become “friends” and suddenly want to meet physically. It poses a lot of danger to you especially if you go alone. If you must meet them, these are crucial steps that ensure your safety.

Livebeam contributes to user privacy for its users and has some security measures put in place but it is not responsible for any actions done outside the website. It is of utmost importance that you stay safe online and much more, offline or learn more online courses please visit learn in online this site provide cheapest online courses. 

In Conclusion

Nobody deserves to be a victim of online scams or harm.  Some of the cybersecurity issues mentioned earlier are major contributors to mental health problems like anxiety, depression, and PTSD, so you understand how this has become a pressing issue in recent years. 

Livebeam dedicates a lot of efforts in its users’ safety hence, the reason why the focus of this article are common mistakes anybody can fall victim to.