I recently watched a video named “Owned and Operated” on the Crackin Films site.
In a nutshell, it’s a movie about how the world is changing and not necessarily for the better. The film goes on to show how we, as citizens can make a difference if we choose to.
After watching the movie I shared a link to it on Facebook and included a note that the film contains profanity.
I knew I didn’t have to warn my followers about the profanity in the movie, however I didn’t want anyone to be caught off guard, especially if they decided to watch the film with young children.
But, it’s not just in films we see profanity, we see it in blog posts, comments and in social media sites, too.
With freedom of speech, many of the people who converse online feel it’s okay to swear.
And, it is.
The problem is, some people are offended by curse words.
Since social media and blogs aren’t rated or categorized according to content, what’s shared online is there for anyone to see or read.
We can’t protect people from what they might find online, but as blog authors and members of social media sites, we can post a warning to alert our friends or visitors of profanity or potentially offensive language or images.
We can, but…is that really necessary?
Do you think it’s our job to warn our friends, followers and/or visitors about profanity and/or offensive language or images on sites we own or link to?
Care to share?