Confessions are venting out of secretive things without revealing your identity. Secretive ‘things’ can include various ‘things’ such as an event that is embarrassing or guilt-ridden or anything that you cannot say or tell another person. Confessions are a great tool that can give peace to your conscience and might improve your life in difficult scenarios. In Christianity, confession plays a huge role, as many of us are already familiar with, thanks to the cinema and literature, where a priest listens to the person who is confessing inside a box divided by a curtain to make the confessing person feel comfortable. Now, a real confession much like the one done in churches or the one did face to face is much more potent and empowering than the confessions done online. Online confessions might sort of help you in feeling alright but there are some downsides to it, and those downsides are significant but before understanding the issues related, we need to understand how online confessions work.
Online confessions are different from traditional confessions. First of all, people using the internet to confess, do it on websites such as sex sekret or social pages. They are posted anonymously on these sites and it also provides these people with the support of the community as they meet similar people on such platforms. These confessions over the internet can work as quick fixes for people as they can give them instant gratification and validation from the people in the community but there is a criticism that it can be unhealthy. Unhealthy because of some important reasons such as lack of empathy. Nevertheless, whatever floats the boat is the philosophy of modern times.
Is confession over the internet safe?
The answer to the question of safety is a broad one because the concept of safety can include various dimensions such as mental safety or social safety etc. but as long as we are talking about privacy or the fact whether your identity remains anonymous, well it depends. Here are some of the things that you should know about confessions on the internet.
People who are posting their confessions on the internet can be anonymous, almost all of these websites or platforms ensure their users with total anonymity and there is no way other people can know it unless it’s a government agency or a hacker who wants a piece of information. Till then, everything is anonymous.
On such platforms, you meet similar people, therefore, it can provide you with good community support in case of some guilt-ridden events. The community aspect of online confessions is something that draws criticism but the community factor is not a recurring aspect of every confession website.
Anonymity is perhaps the most important factor that is needed for people online deciding whether to confess on the internet, something which has already been answered above. Therefore, the safety of your confession or identity on these websites is true, people whom you are engaging with online or the people who are reading these confessions will not know your identity.