Don’t believe everything you see on social media

Everything posted online isn’t always accurate. It’s best to do your own research about a topic if you aren’t 100% sure it’s correct.

Don’t automatically believe whatever someone posts unless they are a creditable source. There’s times when people lie or make false statements about something or someone to discredit or embarrass them and make them look bad.

For example, there’s always a new story every week about a different celebrity being pregnant or some false claims towards them. When those stories aren’t often true. But when an article is posted online, people already think it’s true just because it’s online.

People don’t realize how lies and negative information could affect someone’s life. Someone could lose their job, family, friends and even money depending on the situation.

Cause and effect plays such an important role in every situation and it can make or break a person. So, watch what you say, post and read about someone. Put yourself in that person’s shoes and think about how that lie or rumor could affect you.

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