Is Livebeam A Safe Way To Make New Acquaintances?

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Meeting new people from far and wide has been made quite easy with the Internet – more so with the advent of social media platforms. To further point out the reach of these media, the largest social media platform occupies just over 40% of the world’s population. Bring in the other various platforms, and they account for more than half of the total population.

Livebeam is one of these social networks. The platform helps connect people from all over the world, to create bonds, overcome boredom and loneliness. You get to meet and interact with people from different nations, cultures, and backgrounds. Livebeam goes further to provide entertainment, by allowing its users to watch various interesting streams. This way they get fun and communication all wrapped in one.

In life, we have the good guys and the bad guys. The same applies to social media. The Internet is filled with nice people and also vile people. 

Livebeam has a community that allows for airing opinions, expressions, and a sense of personal safety. It prioritizes user safety by requiring all users to undergo an authorization process before they can register. 

To answer the question, yes, Livebeam is a place that strives to create a safe environment to make new acquaintances and friends. But the platform can only do as much. It’s up to you to secure other personal information that could put you in harm’s way. 

Here are 5 ways to boost your safety on Livebeam or other social media platforms:

1. Use a Strong Password

All our online information is protected with passwords. This is where you begin being security conscious. As much as we try to make use of passwords that we could easily remember, we need to make use of passwords that can’t be easily guessed or hacked. Having good password practice will help keep your information safe.

A strong password can be established by following these tips:

  1. Passwords should be at least eight characters long.
  2. A mix of alphabets, numbers, and special characters makes password stronger.
  3. Alphabets can have a mix of upper and lower cases.
  4. Two-factor authentication can be implemented where applicable.
  5. Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts.

2. Limit The Personal Information You Share

We know how good it can feel to get a message from a new acquaintance on Livebeam, have great conversations, and bond. It could get so intense that you are already sharing stories, names, and much information. But, hold on! Not so fast.

Acquaintances aren’t the best people to share vital information with. Work On creating a friendship first and also get to know the person. Observe the aura around the person and also take note of any desperation from the person to get any type of information from you. Some information might seem casual but there are depths to every information.

Some people have their birthdays as credit card pins, names of their close friends and families as passwords, and many similar situations as such. These are part of the reasons why you should be careful divulging any close information,  especially if they can be connected to any of your security policies.

3. Be Prudent With Your Location

The online space has its criminals. Some of them are tagged cyberbullies and cyberstalkers. Cyberstalking is an extension of cyberbullying and is a crime in many countries. This act of harassment where a person is constantly and deliberately stalked is followed by different forms of online harassment and intimidation. 

Being online doesn’t mean that you are not prone to physical danger. There are many people who have found themselves in physical danger from an online source. Cyberstalkers could go as far as trying to get to you physically just to make things worse. All of these make it important to protect your online identity and your physical location.

You have to minimise how much you share your location online. Reduce your predictability. Don’t make it easy for people to know all your day-to-day activities just by going through your online accounts. This includes reducing the sharing of constant information with new acquaintances you meet online, be it on Livebeam or any other social media platform. You can also turn off your location on certain applications that make it easy for others to find out.

Physical assault is not the only thing to be wary of. There have been cases of people using the information they get online to achieve burglary. These burglars now use online information to know when you wouldn’t be home and how long you will be out, giving them enough time to plot their theft. We know you want to share those pictures of you in the Bahamas for the summer, but tune it down a bit and protect yourself and your belongings.

4. Be Wary Of Clicking Links From Untrusted Sources

You come across links on a daily basis. From friends, acquaintances, work, even strangers. A lot of them may mean well, but it helps to be cautious. We have some bad people who want to go phishing. That’s not a typo, phishing involves tricking a user to click a malicious link that allows said users’ data to become vulnerable and easy to obtain. The stolen data could range from personal information to login details, credit card numbers, and various passwords.

You, thus, have to be very observant with links, sites, and other things that require you clicking them and then inputting any important information or code afterwards. You could trust your friends so much but there are situations where a friend could have been hacked and his/her account is used to phish from the accounts of other friends. It doesn’t hurt to make a quick phone call to your friend to confirm it’s them.

5. Manage Your Digital Footprint 

Your digital footprint is the group of digital activities you carry out that can be traced. These range from your social media posts to your logins, IP address, and other online activities that have been recorded by cookies on various sites. If you have enough, people can use the information to locate you, predict your moves, and even use them to impersonate or implicate you.

You can reduce your digital footprints by limiting the presence of identifying information like birthdays, driver’s licence, address, mobile number, etc. Do these consciously and you will be getting safer by the day.

In Conclusion…

Your safety is in your hands and is highly dependent on your online cautiousness and activities. Keeping it safe online protects you physically and virtually. Livebeam cares about your safety and has implemented lots ofas many safety measures as possible on the site.

If you feel threatened or suspicious about the activities of another person, take care to withhold important information and report to appropriate authorities if it gets out of hand.

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