Traditionally, freedom of speech was tagged as a bad choice for human beings. However, as everything evolved, people decided to opt for this option so that they could easily raise their opinion. Especially now, when the concept of online discourse has gained much popularity across the globe, people are willing to be vociferous about their thoughts. Here are a few strong reasons to stay anonymous during an online discourse.
Keep away from trolls
Trolling is the modern age concept for lashing out at someone on digital media. It is also a strong part of cyberbullying and can have a strong impact on the mental health of the individual being trolled. This is the main reason why a lot of people choose to stay discreet in an online conversation with many people from across the globe.
Hide from online predators
Although there are several mind-boggling benefits of technology and the internet, there’s no running away from its cons. Especially if you are a young individual, negative people and online predators will always try to chase you. Furthermore, if you’re a blogger, it will be imperative for you to keep yourself discreet.
When you have to say something that has the public’s interest, you have to go the extra mile to protect yourself. People who make comments on issues as sensitive as politics and religion, they are lashed out by many people online. In some cases, they often start receiving death threats. However, when you decide to keep yourself discreet, no one will be able to trace you at all.
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Peter Wallace has been an advocate for mental health awareness for years. He holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of Edinburgh.