Help, don't 'hide',theoversharers
Nearly half (47%) of people have either 'hidden' or 'muted' a relative because they can't deal with their life updates. People feel particularly offended by too many posts (44%), misleading pictures (36%), selfies (29%), cryptic status updates (27%), hashtags (21%) and people checking themselves in at airports (21%).
When asked who in their social networks they would most like to educate to be more digitally responsible online, 15% of people said a friend. This was followed by their mum (13%) and a sibling (11%).
Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online, comments: "We've all got a friend or relative who shares too muchinformation. Butoversharingonlineis more than just a bit annoying.Images could surface years later causing potential harm. Or cybercriminals couldpieceinformation togethertocommitidentityfraud.We need to make sure those in our wider network understandhow theycould beputting themselves, their family,theirfriends, their finances and their identityat risk. So, if you spot someone close to you oversharing,don't just mute them.Give them some tips on how they can share more responsibly."