Privacy: what information you show
This aspect of privacy is about how much are you comfortable with others knowing or seeing of your life: what you think and do, who you spend time with, where you go.
Consider people: friends, family, acquaintances, teammates; colleagues, bosses, employees.
- Does what you share depend on what you do, when you do it, or who you’re with?
- Are there things you don’t want to show or say about your free time, work time, family time?
- Are there people who might not want you to show them or mention them?
Consider events: weddings, birthdays and holidays; nights out and sports matches; conferences and leaving parties.
- Does what you keep private online match what you keep private offline?
- What different things do you do in different contexts that might alter what you share?
- What might people think about you sharing details of events that involve them?
Consider topics: morals, ethics, religion, politics, personal experiences.
- Would you express the same views online, to a wider audience, as you would offline to a small group?
- Might you feel more open with a distant audience?
- What implications might expressing your views online have, beyond just making your point?
Remember, just because you're thinking about all this, doesn't mean your friends and family are. Someone could share things about you – photos, attendance at events, news you told them alone – without considering whether it affects your privacy. If you see something that makes you uncomfortable, talk to them about it.
Understand more about how sharing works with our explainer, What happens when I share a photo?