Prior to announcing the loss of their unborn child on Tuesday, November 8th, Eric Omondi and his girlfriend Lynne had kept their pregnancy a secret. The announcement surprised everyone, especially since everyone is aware that Eric Omondi is the (claimed) father of one child by Jacquee Maribe, and that, but for the miscarriage, he would have been a father of two.
But fate appears to have had something else in mind, and it will take the pair a few months, if not years, to get over this. Eric gave followers a statement on the loss;
Well, it’s not easy and as far we know is that miscarriages can go as far as ruining an entire relationship if you doubt me – look at Willis Raburu and his ex-wife Maryaprude who had to part ways after their marriage got toxic following 2 miscarriages.
His story is unfortunate but whether Lynne thinks it’s ok or not I personally found it distasteful. Social media has become a place for people to breed their egos, a place where people look for validation from strangers and will share content that should be private. This leads to the content of this article, what are some things you should never share on social media? either for security reasons or because you need to respect your families and their space?
People frequently disclose private family information on social media, which could backfire on them (regardless of how much Internet knowledge they have). The following 5 issues should be avoided on social media:
1.Fights at home
We frequently come across internet status updates with emoticons like “broken heart,” “feeling low,” “argumentative,” “defensive,” and so forth. One method people unintentionally reveal the details of contentious family disputes is in this way. Some people might even ask for advice on what to do next.
It is best to avoid discussing terrible experiences on social media, regardless of how upsetting they may be, as doing so might invite trolls and bullies and open the door for online predators to extort people. No matter if the person is a family member or not, it is also advisable to avoid revealing their names because doing so could jeopardise their connection and could constitute defamation.
2. Sensitive personal information
It can be risky for users to post images of their brand-new passports, identity cards, credit cards, and debit cards on social media. Others may even divulge their bank account information or their current bank balance in casual online talks.
Laws like the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011, safeguard sensitive personal data such as financial or health information and data pertaining to the identification. If such data is compromised or disclosed, the owner of the data is likely to suffer significant damages.
3. Details shared by minors
Children frequently don’t understand the dangers of posting personal information in a public place online. While speaking with their buddies, they are likely to divulge private information like their home address, email address, or parent’s phone number. Children should be made aware of the risks associated with disclosing sensitive personal information online because it could end up in the hands of criminals who could then use it against them.
4. Pictures without consent
Sharing personal photos or photos of other individuals that might not have legal permission to be shared is a very popular trend on the Internet. The other day, I was watching a video of a well-known vlogger who was discussing how her child struggles to participate in “mumma’s vlogs.” Avoid compromising others’ privacy by displaying their photos without permission when you share photos from family gatherings, outings, and picnics. You never know if your social media presence contains any secret “enemies” who could endanger your loved ones. To avoid stalkers, don’t post selfies in scantily clothed or nude or personal photos with your lover.
Online birthing experiences are very popular among new mothers. Knowing more about the mother’s and baby’s health issues and how to manage illnesses might be helpful. However, it might also be harmful. There is no such thing as a typical delivering experience; some moms may dislike the attending nurses, some may dislike their doctors, and some still may want their husbands to be there. Only a small percentage of mothers publish videos of themselves nursing. This can result in pointless fights and acrimonious discussions that entice bullies and trolls, hence it is advised to keep such events secret.