An alternate idea I have been thinking of is to just include first names on posts of younger women. I would also recommend they don’t link their social media account to their medium account publically. That way they can still link to it for their own purposes but it obfuscates it from those that might what to harass them.

I do think you have an excellent point above. I think there probably needs to be a balance between sharing everything and being anonymous. Maybe first name only could be that balance for people under 18.

I think it is important for everyone to realize when you put yourself out there publicly on the internet there are risks. I recognize and accept the risks I take by posting actively on social media. However, I am 36 years old and more capable of accepting those risks. As a parent of a young girl myself, I will make sure she understands these risks before she is active online. I think we need to better prepare younger people who don’t understand the risks.

I have learned a lot from a good friend of mine, Cat Coode, who runs Binary Tattoo . It is a company that helps parents and teens define their digital identity, stay safe online, and how to report a cyberbully.

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