Virtual communication is useful thing. It can be quick touch with friends, colleagues or aunt who lives in another country. But sometimes "sitting" in social networks or free cam dating sites goes sideways.
Risk number 1: inadequate self-esteem
American scientists conducted a survey of users of the well-known social network, which was attended by about thousands people. It turned out that people who don't get "likes" to photos not a little because of this experience. A case where a resident of Serbia, Snezana Pavlovic, was so upset she didn't appreciate the note of "electronic" friends that came ... to a psychiatric hospital. We even have a new medical term: "Snjezana syndrome."
Risk number 2: envy and aggression
Many psychologists admit that not all people like to contemplate the happy lives of others, "I am in the Maldives", "My First" boomer "," My wedding in Cyprus ", and so on. It's clear that exposing the status pictures we want to show the best moments of life , the worst one does not advertise, but many virtual "friends" it causes irritation, aggression and envy.
Risk number 3: scammers
Seeing profile real name, you can not only find old classmates, but also scammers. The Internet is full of all kinds of databases. If you enter name of a person you can get information about where he lives, works, etc., even some cars were in the family. Therefore, do not spread too much information about yourselves and forbid the children to point to the pages home address and telephone number. Even the date and place of birth is not desirable to write because attackers can use it for criminal purposes.
In any case do not write statuses like "flew to the sea. I'll be back in a month." And do not add to friends all in a row, only those who know well.
Risk number 4: substitution of virtual reality
While user is viewing a page of his friends or talking with strangers by web cam he does not notice how time flies. If a mature man spends here an average of 30 minutes a day and the young about 3 hours or more. It is fraught with the fact that user is "stuck" in the virtual world, forgetting about the real friends and real problems. And some do "move" to the network, starting not only to communicate but also to engage in virtual sex in some free webcam viewer. According to Francisco Alonso Fernandez, president of the European Society of Social Psychology, cybersex has become a real drug. To him addicted about 12 million Internet users. Half of them prefer virtual to real intimacy.
Danger number 5: loss of job
According to the report CareerBuilder, 45% of employers are viewing the page in the social networks of competitors. At same time 35% of them are denied potential employees to find provocative pictures or comments (especially showing love for alcohol).
Incidentally, the "action" chef can come to your page, so if you haven't removed the incriminating information, do not leave it in the closet. Or make a page accessible only to friends. In the meantime, according to polls, 65% of users of social networks do not block the view of personal data.