The Dark Side of Social Media: Stalking, Protecting Your Privacy & Mental Health

August 15, 2019


**If you haven’t yet listened to episode #117 The 9 Year Affair: Lessons in Infidelity, I strongly recommend checking it out first as a prerequisite for this episode**

After uncovering the infidelity that had been going on in my previous long-term relationship for 9 years and realizing the degree to which I had been tracked online by one of the involved parties, I began to re-evaluate my entire relationship with the online space.

This episode goes into some of the mental health issues I dealt with as a direct result of being so closely followed online to such intense scrutiny and how I shifted from complete fear of the online space and avoiding it all together, to coming back online with a healthier relationship with how I show up and what I share of my personal life.

The reality is that we never know who’s watching, or the intentions of the people watching us on the internet, and I’m offering you some basic strategies that you can implement into how you use social media on both a personal and professional level. 

This isn’t about being paranoid – it’s simply about building awareness.

Social media is a huge gift, an incredible tool for connection, and has so many amazing benefits, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore some of the safety issues that can come with it.


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