Experts have been recommending that people with psychological problems be able to communicate and share their thoughts and feelings in public, but some experts say that the practice is still lacking.
The practice of having people read the content of others’ posts, tweets, emails and text messages is often considered the most effective way to combat online abuse, and experts say it is time to change that.
But how can we use our own voices in the public sphere?
Experts are now urging the public to become more aware of their own voices, and how they might be used against them.
To learn more about this topic, we’re speaking with Dr. David Lisak, a clinical psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Understanding Your Emotions: How to Know Your Emotional State.”
[Related: Why You Should Use Your Own Words, Experts Say]”We’ve been using social media to communicate, but we’ve also been using it as a tool to attack people,” Lisak said.
“We’ve seen the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to harass and demean people.
And now we have to ask, ‘What are the consequences if we use those tools against others?’
I think we need to have a conversation about how to be a better person and how to protect ourselves, but also how to have the tools to use in a more constructive way.”
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