To me, they can be tempting to fill out, you know…just to see for kicks and giggles. But… I am never tempted enough to do it. I am leery of those things. Yes, they seem harmless enough. What can the harm be in sharing your middle name and the color pants you are wearing? There are usually some seemingly harmless combination of questions.
However, I am still alarmed. It is my guess that that teenagers and young adults may be apt to fill out these things the most. And, even older adults could fall victim to predators. Each and every little "game" like this can seem harmless if taken individually. Yet, if you put them together, what does it tell predators about you? One might ask your first name and your favorite color. One might ask your last name and your favorite food. Just to make it all seem innocent and throw you off guard every once in a while there is one that asks your favorite food and the color shirt you are wearing. It is nothing too personal, right? One will ask the month you are born and the other will ask you the day you were born.
Who is seeing these things? Could it be predators who are wanting to lure you by buying you a gift of something with your favorite color and your favorite food? Is it someone who wants to know enough for identity theft?
Okay. I know. I could be overly cautious and this could all be innocent fun and nothing will ever come of it. I get that. I hope that is the case. But… are you being underly cautious? It is just food for thought and I hope you take it as such. I am not trying to say one way or another.