Social Media Abuse

Social media communication is an everyday source of discussion for millions of people around the world. Communicating via social media can lead a person to talk about things they normally wouldn’t in a public place. The protection of being alone with your phone or computer gives people the courage to talk more bluntly about politics, their employer, their co-workers, their clients, and even their family members. This new found courage can cause major repercussions.

If your employee is bad talking your company, its clients or their coworkers you have the obligation to confront that situation in the proper and legal way. Social media is a huge resource for a company and having that reputation damaged by inappropriate comments can cause years of damage and lead the company into legal problems.

Social media abuse can also manifest itself in the form of harassment of friends, family, coworkers or complete strangers. Social media should be a source of joy and an open venue for communication with those you love. When invited strangers or unidentified individuals start commenting, “liking”, “poking”, or sharing your personal information on these social media site it can become obstructive to your everyday life. It these people cross the line it can damage relationships with friends, family, and even cause you to lose your job. If you are being harassed online by someone you know or do not know utilize the professional internet investigators to help put a stop to it.

Bullying between kids has expanded. It has expanded into the digital world. Bullying, teasing, and hurtful comments are being posted all over Facebook, Twitter, and online forums. The messages can cause your child to become depressed and, in extreme cases, consider suicide. Involving the school is very important and should be one of the first steps you take, but it can be time consuming and lead to more bullying from other kids. The schools sometimes have their hands tied and law enforcement cannot help until a criminal act has occurred. As soon as you become aware of any cyber bullying speak with your child about the situation and involve a private computer investigator to help put a stop to it.

In extreme cases, Binary Intelligence has been involved with cases where a child’s online identity was stolen. In these cases fake social media web pages were set up to disrupt this child’s everyday life. Threats and inappropriate comments were being made on a regular basis. Once Binary Intelligence was involved the identity of these bullies were discovered and the information was handed over to the local police.

Do not feel stuck. If you feel that the online harassment has gone far enough take the steps to stop it in its tracks.

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