How exactly should military families deal with social media, considering the fact that a lot of what being in the military entails is lying low? Here are the major do’s and dont’s:
Keep your profile private. When one of your family members, it is very important to limit your social media network and keep a low profile.
Add people you don’t know personally.
Share military photos in private. Sharing photos is a great way to tell your family members about recent happenings, but it’s best not to share these with the general public.
Compromise operations by posting mission photos.
Communicate with your partner about day to day life. Communication is key to a healthy long-distance relationship.
Share recent upsetting work details. This could hurt a service man’s focus. Furthermore, it could raise anxiety levels in the household by a mile.
In these times, social media sure makes the world go round. Because of the many benefits and activities you can do with it, it is even allowed in the military field. With social media, we are subjecting ourselves to public exposure by posting different photos and other information for the world to see. There’s always going to be news articles that depict the concrete dangers of social media and its influence, but what can we do about it? We have adapted to the social media culture, and with its continued patronage, it’s definitely not going away soon.