How productive do you think of yourself compared to the time when you were not aware of the internet? And if I ask how safe do you feel online or protect yourself from the biggest online traps. Then you might not be unable to answer these simple questions because the effect of the online world has dominated you a lot.
Today’s generation spends most of their time online. Whether you are a student, employer, boss, teacher, parents, professional, or non-professional all have a digital world that works faster and consumes most of our time.
We all know how important it is to be a part of internet users. And I don’t think, I need to explain why? But in this digital world, there are so many biggest online traps that are performing in the background but effecting your foreground.
There are too many superstitions, lies, and fake news you will find there on the internet. Many people still believe that many of the things which are uploaded online are very true. But actually, not all of them are true.
There are many groups of people who spread fake news and lie about stuff, their behavior and outlook totally differ from the real world. You can’t depict who is there and how good or bad they are on the internet? There are people on the internet that have only work to spread fake news and gain some audience to earn from them.
These traps don’t seem like most effecting when you’re on the platform but deep down if you realize then you’ll come to know that these are nothing but a trap. Being online, many people encounter these types of things and sometimes they fall into the trap.
The biggest disadvantage is that people are so active on the internet platform that they ignore their surroundings and this creates disputes among family and other relationships. Being too active on online platforms also creates an aggressive change in your behavior.
How online invisible traps seize your attention?
Do you think that you go to spend a few minutes on the internet but come back with lots of updates after wasting hours?
It often happens to many of us and we realize when it is too late. You can’t count each and every update and prefer to waste your time, right?
You cannot depict about these updates are true or false and don’t even believe in these updates unless you don’t hear it from your ideals. But even after being aware of these important things, you still prefer to waste your 4-5 hours of the day.
There are uncountable things on the internet that seize your attention. People will offer you some sort of free things and grab your attention.
There are so many attention-grabbing news, videos, articles, and online wars that seize control over you. You forcefully keep yourself stick to it so that you can watch what happens next, isn’t it?
There are so many chat groups where talks never end and when you get into the group, it hardly possible to make yourself out and control. This short term happiness seems like heaven but works like a thorn on the throne.
When you start talking with the person you don’t know and find it interesting, it becomes very hard to focus on other things. You keep checking the notification again and again.
These are some of the most attention-grabbing invisible traps that give you short term happiness but make you lazy, aggressive, and you waste your time on some nonsense content.
What are some biggest online traps and how to avoid it?
It’s absolutely good to share reviews and asking for opinions online. There’s no issue if you build online networking, seek help from them and learn. But it creates an issue when these platforms start dominating you and make you aggressive. Let’s have a glance at some of the online traps that can ruin you.
1. Online debates on social media
Online debating or arguments with people that you don’t know is a great way to waste your time. And most of the people are already into these traps.
The biggest online platform like Facebook and Twitter nowadays are more into debates and arguments then sharing any good kinds of stuff.
Do you think that arguments against the topic that cannot change anything, except for your mood and behavior, can change the perspective of humans?
Therefore, you should not waste your time participating in useless debates or arguments that have nothing to do with you rather give your time to useful content that provides knowledge.
2. Online chats with unknown
Is it safe to exchange talks and personal details with the person you don’t know? It is not that everyone is bad in this world but it is obvious that everyone is not good, right?
You should not waste your time chatting and giggling with the person you don’t know much about. You don’t know whether the person whom you’re talking with is good or bad, how he/she is going to use your information.
There are so many people that have nothing do to or have no definite goals. These people spend their whole year chatting and waste their as well as their chatting mate’s time. There are also social groups that work to trap people and use them for their benefits.
It is good to be on social media sites and build a network with a huge number of people but it becomes harmful when this comes between your works, routine, and prevent you from being productive.
3. Online scams and frauds
There are so many people who offer online courses, equipment, gadgets, electronics, ebooks, and much more with discounts. You shouldn’t purchase anything whether that is technical or physical without reviews.
Always check other people’s reviews and ask them personally whether they should go for it or not. Because there are so many scammers online who give you pleasant offers and after your purchase, they disappear.
It’s good to receive and offer reviews and opinions but if you are one of the extreme internet users then you must be aware of such online scams and frauds and protect yourself from getting into these traps.
4. Online trolls and memes
Whole day lazy people like to scroll news feed and check what is new there. They waste their time following meme pages, roasters, and memers for short-term happiness that doesn’t mean for any knowledge.
A single misstep can be the reason for anyone’s troll and roast for fun. This doesn’t affect the roaster or visitors’ life but it definitely affects the person’s life whom they’ve trolled.
You will find many videos there on the internet that make fun of others. This thing does not help anyone but fills your mind with nonsense topics and contents.
So, you should never be a part of such things that is ruining others as well as your life indirectly. We all know that short term happiness and fun are illusions that prevent from the real you.
5. Personal detail sharing
Nothing can be encrypted on an online platform and you never know who is watching your actions that you’re doing on your phone. Except for you, there is one more person who has complete access to your phone that is the Provider.
The key to your security locks can easily be unlocked and it’s not safe. You must set two-factor authentication to protect your details on every application that you use and you should never discuss your secrets there.
You should never tell or ask any personal information directly like codes or pin because it can easily be hacked. To protect yourself and your information you must use a VPN.
These are some biggest online traps and you must always protect yourself from it. Because these can bring some reasons to destroy you. People unknowingly waste their time and don’t realize it until it is too late, don’t be one of them.
Specifically, for youths who don’t know how to use the internet wisely, if this internet can be a weapon for your property then it can also be a weapon to destroy you.