25 Things That Are Dangerous For You to Post on The Internet

I proudly introduce the internet

Nude photos of yourself are not for posting on the internet

A world without the internet

Can you imagine what our world would be like without the internet? Words like chaotic, pandemonium, and utter-panic leap to mind. There are more, believe me, but these three were first to appear in my pragmatic mind.

It’s literally boggles the mind how much one can do and find by using the internet. From porn to priceless photos to vintage cartoons to how to speak French to a tortoise. I can say without fear of correction, the internet has it all. All it takes is just a little computer experience and there you are, smack dab in the fast lane of the “information highway.” And if you do not know your stuff, you can get overwhelmed pretty quickly.

The internet can be carried everywhere

When you post a "selfie," can create stalking situation for yourself

Seductive photos of your wife or girlfriend are asking for trouble

Caution new internet users

Do not take the internet and its power lightly. If you treat the ‘net with respect, the ‘net will respect you. It’s that simple. But if you get cocky, self-important, and stuck on yourself and even more dangerous, invincible, you are in deep trouble when the internet is concerned.

I am not going to waste your time with pointless lectures about safety when using the internet, because I consider you all adults and very important people who I am blessed to have in my life.

So I am just going to “jump right in” and share with you, those whom are new to the internet, this list of . . .

“25 Things You Had Better Not Post on The Internet”

Note: Do your children a favor. Corral them into the room and read this important information to them because the vast majority of children today are more computer-savvy than you think.

  1. Nude photos of yourself including your name, address, and phone number.

  2. Nude photos of your wife including name, address, and photo.

  3. Bank information of any type.

  4. Personal information—Social Security number, and information thieves can use against you.

  5. Crude remarks about your boss and how badly he treats you.

  6. Negative remarks about your company for your boss just might be “surfing the web.”

  7. Threats to anyone of any race, creed, color or sexual preference. Can you say, “Hate Crime?”

  8. Videos of you telling someone off by using curse words and derogatory phrases.

  9. Homemade porno films that include your name, address and phone number.

  10. Leaving vulgar messages on social media sites—Facebook, Twitter, etc.

  11. Posting sexually-suggestive messages to females. Can you say, “Stalking?”

  12. Posting dangerous threats to anyone—celebrity, politicians, or average people.

  13. Posting your photo on major porno sites including your name, address, and phone number.

  14. Posting your pet lab, “Grover’s,” photo on porn sites including your name, address and phone number.

  15. “Selfies” of you and another married woman in compromising positions even in fun.

  16. “Seflfies” of you and a married man in compromising positions in a cheap motel room all in fun.

  17. Giving your address and phone number to women on “shady” chat rooms.

  18. Photos of you drunk at the Christmas party.

  19. Photos of you smoking “weed” in the parking lot of your workplace.

  20. Photos of you being arrested for being intoxicated in public.

  21. Photos of your children because you are proud of them. Can you say, “Child Molester?”

  22. Photos of you “playfully” hitting your wife when you tell a joke. Can you say, “Assault?”

  23. Posting photos of your neighbors or anyone without their knowledge.

  24. Posting pictures of you using banned firearms such as M-16’s.

  25. Advertising yourself or family members relieving themselves in our out of the bathroom.

    Note: these are only 25 things you had best leave off of the internet and logging-onto gambling sites and internet sites where women chat with you for so much a minute, these can lead to an “Internet Addiction,” which is as dangerous as alcohol or drug addiction.

    Just remember, with the internet or living life itself, “Knowledge is power.”

    Next up . . . “Harmless Pranks My Friends and I Pulled at Our Drive-In”

True internet loyalty

Live posts of you cursing people on the internet can land you in jail

Who Invented The Internet?

As you might expect for a technology so expansive and ever-changing, it is impossible to credit the invention of the Internet to a single person. The Internet was the work of dozens of pioneering scientists, programmers and engineers who each developed new features and technologies that eventually merged to become the “information superhighway” we know today.

Long before the technology existed to actually build the Internet, many scientists had already anticipated the existence of worldwide networks of information. Nikola Tesla toyed with the idea of a “world wireless system” in the early 1900s, and visionary thinkers like Paul Otlet and Vannevar Bush conceived of mechanized, searchable storage systems of books and media in the 1930s and 1940s. Still, the first practical schematics for the Internet would not arrive until the early 1960s, when MIT’s J.C.R. Licklider popularized the idea of an “Intergalactic Network” of computers. Shortly thereafter, computer scientists developed the concept of “packet switching,” a method for effectively transmitting electronic data that would later become one of the major building blocks of the Internet.

Source: History Channel archives

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carrie Lee Night profile image

carrie Lee Night 2 years ago from Northeast United States

Thank you for the warning :) I am very careful. Voted up and useful. Keep the wheels turning :). Have a great day.


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Sarah Dill 2 years ago from Ohio

This is so true, and younger ones (teens, high schoolers, middle schoolers) don't really understand that what they post will come back to haunt them if they aren't careful. My friends dad used to do hiring for his company and there's a way he showed us that you can pull up everything you have ever posted on the internet even if you deleted the picture or site. The same thing with apps in smartphones, for example SnapChat, those pictures go somewhere they don't just delete after 10 sec lol People have to be smart!


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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

Whew..good thing I took that porn video down! Just kidding!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Brie,

LOL! Thanks. I did need that laugh. I love your wit and charm. By the way, what was the name of it?

Oh, and thank you for your sweet comment.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, Sarah,

Thank you for your support in your comment on how to treat the internet which has no conscience or soul.

If you work sensibly, you can have fun and really gain a lot of intelligence from the internet, but acting foolish and posting vulgar photos and saying things you shouldn't can get you sued or put into jail.

Teenagers: Pay attention.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, carrie,

Thank you for coming by tonight and leaving such a positive comment. I have THE BEST FOLLOWERS on HubPages and you three are living proof.

I know of a married couple who almost divorced when they first got on the internet. The husband got addicted to chatting with women and men on the various chat rooms and immediately after dinner, he would hit his den say around 7 and stay online chatting until 3 a.m.

I worked with his wife who worried herself sick.

He finally gave it up and only used it occasionally.


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Kiss andTales 2 years ago

Good hub, very informative, a good thought that can go with it is if you think some one told on you ,this hub tells how you tell on yourself.

And no one to blame but yourself.


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craiglyn 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great Hub. It reminds me of my recent hub regarding Facebook. I have had so many people say to me "you're not on facebook are you!!!" What you have said here covers it all. It is how you use the internet (and social media) and what you "do not" tell on the internet. I can't believe it when I see folks on facebook saying "heading out tomorrow for a two week vacation in blah blah." They may as well say "hey, check out our place while we're away." And then there are those who advertise that they have just moved and give their address on their timeline. Jeepers. A little common sense goes a long way. Thanks for covering all of this.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Kiss and Tales,

Amen. You are so right. And not that I am a holier-than-thou man, I do not post any of the 25 things I listed and not any of the endless vulgar and demented things I have been told that some depraved people post just for attention.

These people never consider anyone but themselves. What about the kids who do not know right from wrong?

What about the recovering drug addict or alcoholic? What will they do when they see photos of people smoking weed and partying with booze? Internet IS dangerous if used by fools.

Internet is a great tool for clean fun and wisdom if used intelligently.

If I sound old fashioned. Great.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Craiglyn,

I agree with you too. Whatever we post is out there--degrading photos or texts. They are forever out there for people to see and hold over your head.

And what a great point about people posting that they are leaving and giving their address. Stupidity in action.

Just as bad is a non-thinking teenager inviting people to a wild party without parents . . .a pedaphyle or two can get in with the mix or a child molester.

Thanks so much for the comment.


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

A Pandora's box comes to my mind. Like everything else, common sense and moderation rules. Great post!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Rebecca,

My sincere thanks to you for the sweet post and one I agree with. I used to in my younger, wilder days would have loved to have had the internet, but thank God, I didn't.

And now, it is a means of communicating with you, HP and my followers and family.

Stay cool and stay safe.


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

The internet is quite a mixture of both good and bad. One CERTAINTY, though. Is that it is all knowing and all seeing! Great advice and apparently necessary to reiterate often. Thank you!


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Great advice, Kenneth. Today's youth needs to read this. They post so much garbage on Face Book. What they don't realize is it will come back to haunt them and can even cost jobs and/or lawsuits.


sheilamyers 2 years ago

I would've never thought of some of the things on your list and probably never would have done them anyway; however, most of the list are things which ARE important to not do on the internet.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

Good article Ken, it is hard to imagine a world before internet.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

Your article makes me so glad that I was not born during the internet generation. Well done.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

grand old lady (who is NOT old)

Thank you kindly for your nice comment.

Well, the internet at first was scary for me, but I only use a small portion of it: HubPages and a message program.

The other wide open ranges everyone else can roam.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

btrbell,

I sincerely thank you for reading and commenting on this piece. Using common sense in using the internet can play a great role in you succeeding or getting in hot water.

I agree. Asking, "Is this worth the risk?" to yourself before searching some taboo-laden site, might well be answered NO.

And consider yourself wise.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, bravewarrior,

Thank you for the humbling comment. I have three young people in my family that I am always prying into their choices and up to now, they have NOT searched or gotten addicted to all of the garbage that is just lurking for innocent teens to pounce upon.

This is not to say that they have not gotten angry with me, but if they are angry that means they are alive.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, sheilamyers,

Well, according to some articles I have read in magazines about Entertainment and such, these items are MILD compared to the raw sites that even teens can get access to for a low charge on a debit card.

And that leads to thievery and God only knows what.

Some sites hide behind the First Amendment and condone suicide and other harmful subjects . . .and we wonder why the teens are always wandering around in a daze.

Thank you for your great comment.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dana,

Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate it. You write some great hubs too.

I can imagine our lives without the net.

Read any of my teenage dating dilemma hubs. LOL.

I believe that if the internet had been around in my single days that I would have had a lovely date every weekend and when I was rejected, I could always DELETE.


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

Well thought out, Kenneth. Looking at it, you would think people would have more common sense, but I guess Anthony Wiener proved that wrong. Which leads me to another comment, these same guidelines should also be applied to email. Well done, Kenneth and voted up.


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Ann1Az2,

Thank you kindly, for such a sweet comment. I did think this through and used only the tamest items in this hub.

I am glad that I didn't use the raunchy stuff.

Thank you for your time and energy.


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Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

Kenneth voted up, useful and interesting...EXCELLENT advice and so needed in this day and age. I also think people must be careful what they text. I loathe the addiction of cell phones...it is like an epidemic...Everywhere I go people are texting or talking on their phones.

Thank you for your 25 warnings, so needed...your hubs are just spectacular. God bless, Sparklea :)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

My Dear Sparklea,

Wow! I am so thankful for having you in my world. What a sweet comment. I am truly humbled. And apologize for not having more-eloquent words but "A Sincere Thank You," dear friend for reading and commenting.

Write anytime you like.

God bless your every endeavor.


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LeslieAdrienne 2 years ago from Georgia

Excellent list.... it should be printed and mounted on every desktop monitor, glued to every laptop case and, made into a screensaver for every tablet, IPad and phone.... Great share!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Oh, dear Leslie,

You are way too kind. Thank you and God bless you for your refreshing attitude. Just tonight, you have really made me smile. God bless you richly and come back anytime you like.


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Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

Kenneth, voted up, useful and interesting. VERY excellent write because the information you provide is so necessary and important in this day and age. No one can hide - at all - any. more. I guess I watch too many shows at night on television...I am amazed at how the police are able to track criminals...all with technology. This is a GOOD thing...but, the internet can either be very, very good, informative, convenient, and easy to obtain information...it can also turn on you so fast your head will spin.

Parents need to be extremely aware of how their children are using the internet. I am glad that we were not in the technology age when my son and daughter were growing. up.

Thank you for this vital hub. God bless, Sparklea :)


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Sparklea,

Thank you so very much for your sweet and caring comment.

I depend on the comments of you and all of my cherished followers to see if the time I spend on HP is worthwhile or not.

You are a very astute writer and terrific friend, Sparklea.

I love and appreciate you and your talent.


Rayne123 2 years ago

Hi Ken

This is well written and very informative hub.

I wish at times life would crash in terms of technology.

It is so fast paced that kids/teens and whoever else don't even realize what can and can't be done online. They are only trying to keep up with the technology ,which causes many dangers for young people.

Once it's posted you can never get it back.

They may delete it but it's still out there. The thing is everyone is in competition for advancement in technology that the hackers/stalkers and all other you mention also have easy access.

It's like the newer cars they are not build tough and secure like the good ole days. It's almost like a fast a.. Job just to get it done. This is like the new browsers and such it makes it easier for anyone to access.

However like anything if used for the right reasons it is a great tool.

On another note in today's world I am not sure I agree that knowledge is power. I believe anyone can have knowledge or think they have from the internet or whatnot (I wrote a quote on this) but imagination

and believing is what gives us power to change.

This hub has inspired me to write another hub soon on a touchy subject.

Great hub and like someone suggested it should be posted all over especially schools.

Thank you

Laurie


Kenneth Avery 2 years ago

Rayne123,

Thank you, my friend, for such an in-depth comment that actually is better-written than my hub. I mean it. I find nothing to disagree with that you said.

We are living "on a wire" with technology with iPads, iPods, laptops, PC's, name it, we own it.

And these very instruments of convenience are many times the root of some marriages bursting apart and many good friends becoming enemies.

One question: Is the convenience worth all of the heartache?

Thanks so much for being my friend and follower.

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