“What’s bad for the hive is bad for the bee”-Marcus Aurelius
Build your support network on Presence by creating your personal Hive. Presence is not a social app, it’s a community app – focused on providing easy-to-use tools, like Hive, that give members the ability to support the ones they love when they need it most.
We need each other. Human beings are social creatures by nature. We laugh together, cry together and live together.
This is not to say that we don’t need “me time” and our own privacy. In fact, before anybody else, we need ourselves. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, self-actualization needs are almost as important for human beings as love and belonging. Both have a place on Maslow’s famous pyramid. It all starts with loving ourselves, but having others that love and care about you is nearly as important. We need to surround ourselves in a positive and loving environment – in a community of people that care for us.
A community is a group of people bonded together by some means. Whether it be family ties or a common goal, a community has the best interests of every member in mind and at heart. There is strength in community not because of the size but because of the resolve that the community has to each member.
Too often, as we scroll on social media, we find ourselves looking at the people we follow. While we have a strong personal connection with some, there are plenty more with which we don’t. We put quantity over quality and want to believe we are enjoying the company of others, when in reality we are more alone than ever. But we must remember, that social media is only an extension of ourselves. It is not the full story. When we compare ourselves to others, we lose sight of the good things that we have. Without in-person interaction, it’s easy to feel disconnected from our communities, especially during a worldwide pandemic.
That’s why we built our Hive feature, to create your own personal digital community that focuses on building close, personal relationships. You can add your family members, friends, loved ones or anyone else in your support network.
How does it work?
Hive works by analyzing sentiment in a member’s social post. When Presence detects that a user might be experiencing difficult times or is being cyberbullied, the Hive will be alerted to take action. Members are given a variety of options, prompting them to check-in on the affected member and provide immediate support.
For Parents – even if you aren’t “friends” with your child on social media, you’ll be able to unobtrusively safeguard their social media presence while not invading their privacy. Presence is used only to track sentiment that suggests a member of the Hive might be struggling. It is not a surveillance app.
Protecting Data Privacy
Respecting data privacy is a core belief of our organization and we do everything we can to ensure that both parents and children feel safe online. Use Presence to start a conversation about data privacy and how privacy sprawl can lead to cyberbullying.
Protecting our online persona isn’t a one-click task. But when we work together, we can make it much easier to detect when things might be amiss. We recently published an article about cyberbullying and how to detect if a loved one may be experiencing cyberbullying and how to help.
Start building your Hive on Presence today and start the conversation about cyberbullying and data privacy in your community. If you need any help getting started or would like to provide product feedback, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in learning more about what you can do to protect your data privacy, we’ve prepared a list of 10 tips.
In the next few weeks, we’ll be launching our community newsletter – the Privasea – subscribe and get updates from the Presence team on product updates and more privacy and cyberbullying related tips. We’ll sea you there!
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