Here are some ideas that may lessen the toxicity that keeps on spreading online. Don’t confirm friend requests just because you want to feel fashionable. Chances are, most of the people who are currently.

Here are some ideas that may lessen the toxicity that keeps on spreading online.

Don’t confirm friend requests just because you want to feel fashionable. The chances are that most of the people who are currently in your friend list are those you added but do not even know personally. By giving in to this need to increase your friend list, you are, opening yourself up to possible dummy accounts of those who wish to stalk you, cyberbullying, or worse.

If you can’t help but add friends, then don’t read everything people post. There’s too much negativity, and people post anything and everything. Mental hygiene is promoted when we lessen our exposure to things that may stress us. If you observe that someone keeps on posting negative thoughts and doesn’t wish to unfriend that individual, click unfollow. It may be that person’s right to post what he wants, but it’s equally your right not to be exposed to his toxicity.

If you can’t help but read everything, then don’t believe everything you read. When the internet was first conceived, it was meant as the ultimate means for the free sharing of information. But now it has become the primary source of disinformation or fake news, which is why we now have companies that do fact-checking. Before believing what you have read, try googling it first to see whether it’s true.

Mental health issues and even suicides were not that pronounced over a decade ago. The one thing that is different between then and now is unbridled social media usage.

If you are going to post something, don’t add to the toxic nature of the social media environment. Add to the humor and the inspiration instead. Share a story that encourages others to hope, to persevere, to succeed, and to love.

Written by : TeamCrystal Evans

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