The internet is open to everyone and can reveal almost everything about someone. It's dangerous letting everyone know who you are. Your identity can be stolen and stuff they say with your identity can be used against you. Being anonymous should not be shamed upon. More people should start realizing how dangerous it is to let everyone know your true identity.
Some people aren't comfortable with people knowing their names, so that's why they change it. It shouldn't be your choice because people feel differently, i just feel that people should be comfortable on the internet because that's a place where people can do whatever they want. Also, if your being bullied a bully might try to look your name up and they can easily harass you inside your own home.
When people go online, there are clearly going to be (and are), plenty of stalkers and followers on the Internet. If they have access to who you really are and your true identity and profile, it is going to (and already has) made an impact on the ease for the bad people to find you.
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One of the key benefits of the internet is it's a means of communication for civilians worldwide. It allows individuals to communicate freely and to express their beliefs, opinions and interests. While identifying oneself may be beneficial in some cases, there may be cases where identification may be harmful.
One example is whistle-blowers. Edward Snowden is a pure example of what can happen to an individual if they're not anonymous. He ended up having to flee his country in fear of persecution simply for disclosing what he felt was abuse by his government. By allowing individuals to remain anonymous if they wish on the internet, it helps keep democracy's in line when they get out of line, and allows individuals in societies that aren't free to express beliefs that aren't permitted. To abolish anonymity is to undermine the free and open nature of the internet itself.
I believe that people should be able to obscure their identities
online for security purposes. If people
don’t obscure their online identity, prospective employers or anyone else can
see anything they say online. No one
wants to get turned down by their dream job because of something they posted
online while drunk.
With all of the recent headlines regarding government snooping on internet activity, people should be praised for concealing their identity on line and their desire to remain anonymous. So long as a person is not committing a fraud, there is no harm in concealing one's identity in relatively superficial internet communications.
Do you know how many people use fake name, lie about their age, so on and so froth. To get kids teens to go with them. . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
People can post false information that can deliberately mislead others without any repercussions. People making changes to Wikipedia can lead many people to believing information is true when it is not. Posts on financial blogs could lead to radical changes in the financial markets based on incorrect information. Some websites now required posters to give their names. If you aren't willing to own what you post, you have no business posting.
No its shouldnt be allowed. Because of people being able to bully people very harshly over the web and social media websites without the person that was bullying getting in any sort of trouble since their name is hidden to anyone that can see their comment. Also it makes it so they cant be hidden from any sorts of things that they say weather its rude or plain disrespectful.