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Think of all the consequences before you post anything on web

People haven’t understood the consequences of using internet without much care

business Updated: May 11, 2012 00:25 IST

How much information should be shared on social networking sites?
People haven’t understood the consequences of using internet without much care.
They share a lot of information without taking proper security measures. Pictures or videos of personal moments can be misused. One should share selective information.

To protect one’s identity, what steps should an internet user take?
It’s advisable to use his/her profile under an assumed name so that an outsider is unable search you. If your security settings are not proper, chances of abuse are higher. Also take basic precautions such as not sharing your username and password with anyone and not using your account from a common computer.

What precautions should be taken when posting pictures and content?
These days we post anything and everything on the internet, which is not a good sign. Think of all far-reaching consequences before you post anything, especially when you are angry or emotional in any manner.

Is it true that most of the cases remain unreported?
There is still a social stigma and fear of getting defamed which stops people from reporting the matter to police. However the victim should understand that it is important to punish the culprit. The victim should come forward and inform the concerned police station.

First Published: May 11, 2012 00:22 IST