Since a couple of years I’ve been totally active inside activities that safeguard and promote the privacy and security for women on the web.
I’ve been watching a lot of Facebook groups with a secret status, but even they have secret status, people don’t understand culture of legality.
Concerns that sensitive and private material is shared in other groups, spread over the internet or to loved ones, is a major concern of women surfing the internet.
This kind of concerns are priority for the type of women who have a basic or intermediate knowledge of social networks, because if we go to main concerns these would be: women traffic, identity theft, scams, among others.
For some months, I have been observing the activity in some groups of women and because they share information that is too private regarding their sexuality, couple problems, education or economic situation, they are concerned about the privacy status of their Facebook account rather than the privacy of the information they share.
Facebook groups that are only for women, find themselves in an environment that is too toxic because among themselves they violate the privacy of what they share.
What we’ve been doing is to promote safe spaces for sharing information, concerns and how to promote internet culture of legality.
The topics we work with these women are:
- How to be better internet citizens and community
- Social Media privacy and security tips
- Types of e-mail information and how to know what’s true
- How to identify scam and suspicious behaviors.
We scheduled 2 more sessions because there wasn’t enough time to cover all the topics because the ammount of questions. 25 Women found themselves in a safe space where they could express all their feelings and worries between them. We are proud to foster dialogue and improve user behaviors on the internet so they can make the most of it.
We’re having a new session on August 26 in the same place, but different hour so we can keep sharing experiences and make the internet community a better place.