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Social Networking On The Internet

  1. 1. Social Networking On The Internet By: Mike Hon Social Networking on the Internet ~has exploded as a main source of mass media across the internet linking groups of people with similar interests   ~Users can go online and create a profile to where people can connect to each other sharing similar interests   ~ Boys and girls are shown to use social networking on the internet in different ways    
  2. 2. How Boys and Girls Use Social Networking <ul><li>BOYS </li></ul><ul><li>~use networking for a way to build a new relationship or to find a girlfriend </li></ul><ul><li>GIRLS </li></ul><ul><li>~use networking to reinforce relationships with old friends </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Adults Use Social Media <ul><li>~With adults being a much higher number in population, they account for much more usage of online social networks </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>~Adults use social networking as a way of finding old high school buddies and sweethearts, old friends, compatibility matches for relationships, friends, family, and even to meet people from different countries </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>~Some use them to advertise graphic designing work to get their name our there, photography majors advertise their photos on their profile, musicians make band profiles to advertise their music, and journalists use blogs to get their writings recognized. </li></ul>Students use social networks in many ways
  5. 5. Challenges With Social Networking <ul><li>~Teens use social networks as a way of metting new people. They post sensitive information about themselves like their full name, photos, schools attended, photos of friends with links to friends profiles, etc. With all this information floating in cyberspace 63% of teens said it would be very easy to locate them by a total stranger who wanted to find them </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>&quot;Some 55% of online teens have profiles and most of them restrict access to their profile in some way. Of those with profiles, 66% say their profile is not visible to all internet users. Of those whose profile can be accessed by anyone online, nearly half (46%) say they give at least some false information. Teens post fake information to protect themselves and also to be playful or silly.&quot; -Pew Internet & American Life Project Teens, Privacy, and Online Social Networks </li></ul>
  7. 7. Identity Theft Among Social Networking Users <ul><li>  Identity theft has been on the rise as well. With social network profiles, sensitive information is made available to computer guru's as well as criminal identity theft.With information like names, addresses, party locations, and friends posted on a profile, its a gold mine for someone trying to hack your identity Social Networking Can Lead to ID Theft </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>&quot;Linda Criddle, an Internet security consultant, told the auditorium of students what criminals would see in their profiles: names, addresses, friends, party details. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;You have assumptions of safety that are not correct,&quot; Criddle said. </li></ul><ul><li>Students laughed as Criddle played the role of a criminal casing their MySpace or Facebook page for information to use to target them. She told the students what a criminal sees in their online persona: pet names that are often used as passwords; photos of their house, their parents or children. The name of their school or church. It usually takes her nine minutes to collect enough information a criminal needs to target anyone for a crime, she said. And the occasional automatic &quot;out-of-office&quot; e-mail response that tells criminals how long they have to rob a house.&quot;  -Linda Criddle </li></ul>
  9. 9. Identity Theft Remedies <ul><li>To resolve this problem speeches are given to students on how to protect their identity. Also people are becoming more aware of this kind of fraud so people are more conscious of what info is put out into the information super highway. Internet sites are being more secure and people are making profile only availble to friends that they trust. Parents are also teaching their children about how dangerous it is to meet a stranger and the possibilities of being raped or killed. Back to School Advice for Safe & Ethical Social Networking </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>1. 2007, January 7 Social Networking Websites and Teens, retrieved on November 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2. 2007, April 18 Teens, Privacy, and Online Social Networks, retrieved on November 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>3. 2009, November 24 After Social Networks, what next?, retrieved on November 30, 2009   </li></ul><ul><li>4. 2009, January 14 Adults and Social Network Websites, retrieved on November 30, 2009 </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>5. 2008, October 15 Social Networking Can Lead to ID Theft, retrieved on November 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>6. 2009, September 2 Back to School Advice for Safe & Ethical Social Networking, retrieved on November 30, 2009 </li></ul>