There are certain things in our lives that most of us can remain ignorant about - navigating a space shuttle, how deep the ocean really is, and the existence of mosquitos, to name a few. But technology should not be on the list.
It's becoming more important than ever for consumers to acknowledge the importance of understanding the technology at their disposal, particularly their mobile devices and social media apps, and protecting their data.
But many users claim ignorance, saying things like "I don't even know how to use this thing" or "I'm not good with technology." Well, then why do you have the device/computer/app? Could you imagine someone speaking about their car this way? "Um, I don't really know how to operate this thing but it's sure fun to drive!"
Remember - YOU drive your device and everything behind it. And all of those apps on your phone don't simply remain parked while you're idle from scrolling through social media feeds, sending emails, or surfing TikTok.
If you don't manage your privacy settings, protect passwords, and monitor third-party access, you might be headed for something far worse than a car wreck. And, you can't simply claim "ignorance is bliss."