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Social Media Is Controlling Your Mental Health

In today's day and age, online safety is really important. Having a good online attitude can not only save you from a lot of trouble, it can also help your mental health. How? Well for starters, you will be less stressed about doing something wrong or on accident as well as have a lower risk of having your information leaked. Here are a few ways to protect your mental health online.

Respect Others 

It is really important that you make everyone feel the way you would want to feel. Getting angry at people, misbehaving, having an argument for no reason and/or not being kind to others will only impact your mental health. It is better to stay away from conflict in the first place.

Report Misbehaviour

Stand up for yourself. If someone is bothering you, report them when possible. Stand up for others, don't just watch. Put yourself in the shoes of others. Not only will this make you feel better and happier but also make someone else's day.

Think What You Post, Share Or Text 

Think before you post or text. Make sure no private information is being sent online which includes but is not limited to
  • Your address
  • Your phone number
  • Your birth date
  • Information about family members
and much more. This protects you from hackers and scammers alike.

 If You Do Not Trust It, Leave It  

If you feel like the website or the link is not trustworthy, do not click on it, or leave it instantly. Trust your instincts. Do not put your financial details on any sites which ask for them for "free trials" and only use the legit sites to buy something. For example, it is better to buy a Netflix membership from Netflix rather than from a seller from E-Bay.

Keeping good behaviour online can make sure you stay safe and happy. It lets you feel more free and positive as well. Respecting others, making sure you know what you post, visiting trusted websites and reporting misbehaviour helps keep everyone safe. It helps you mental health get better since you are not constantly stressing about being safe and secure since good habits make sure that stays. Is there something you do to stay safe online? Tell us in the comments. Good luck!

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