Facebook in the Media 2• Break into groups of 4• Each group will be given 2 news articles – split into 2 groups of 2 and read 1 article.• Summarize your article to the other half of your group• Compare the positives and negatives of Facebook• Be prepared to share some ideas with the class afterwards Article 1: Reuniting Families Article 2: Cyberbullying
3 The Good & The BadWhat positives come from What negatives come Facebook from Facebook
Facebook & Cyber-Predators 4• Facebook allows predators to choose a victim, stalk them secretly while gathering information before ever making contact• All of the personal information that Facebook gathers can help cyber-predators find their ideal victim So how do you protect yourself from falling victim to a predator like this? Teacher Read Aloud
Protect Yourself 5• Make your profile private• Don’t list your birthdate (at least the year), school, workplace, town etc.• DO NOT put your phone number• Limit your personal statement, you don’t want strangers to feel that they “know you”• Never accept an invite on Facebook, if you plan to go speak to the host(ess) in person• Don’t tag your photos• Only allow friends access to view pictures and prevent them from downloading photos (they can ask for copies)• Be careful about the apps that you add
Privacy Settings – The Jist of It6• “We keep track of the actions you take”• Information set to “Everyone” may be accessed by everyone on the internet and may be imported/exported by anyone without privacy limitations• We can’t guarantee that unauthorized persons won’t see your site or that information you share won’t become public• We keep copies of everything you share, it can also be copied and stored by other users• Visiting Facebook-enhanced applications & websites you make your info available to someone other than Facebook
Reporting Problems using Facebook’s Help Center 7 Facebook provides you with instructions for reportingany inappropriate content in a variety of ways, but telling a trusted adult will likely help you get results faster.
8Your Student Workbook• Create a list of Pros/Cons of Facebook in your book.• Write a short letter to Mark Zuckerberg explaining what you think he can do to help make Facebook a more postivie space for students.
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