Social networking presentationPresentation Transcript
facebook, bebo, MySpace
What is social networking?
facebook, bebo, MySpace, etc.
Varied reasons for existence
Interact with others
Video – Social Networking in Plain English
Video – Why do teens use social networking
Are you for real
Profiles handed out
Outside of envelope is public profile
Inside of envelope is real profile
Reality - April 2008
Two and a half million children aged between 8 and 17
have created profiles on social networking sites, according to research.
But parents fail to realise that poor security means that about four
ten personal pages are open for anyone to look at.
Although the three main social networks, Bebo, Facebook and MySpace,
claim to have a minimum age limit of 13 or 14, a
quarter of all
children with internet access and aged between 8 and
11 say that they have a page on a social networking site, according to the
communications regulator, Ofcom.
Keeping in touch with family and friends from
across the nation and the world
Old friends - reconnecting
Sharing pictures with others
Networking for employment
Photos become property of Facebook
Read the EULA
Misconstrued social capital
Facebook does not have parental controls but My Space does
have parental controls
MySpace requires members to be at least 14 years of age to
join their site.
Facebook requires members to be at least 13 years of age to
join their site.
MySpace uses IP addresses to manage their website, track
member usage and market the user information to their third
Facebook’s advertisers download marketing trackers or “web
beacons” to your computer to identify where their ads are most
Personal information collected by MySpace is openly shared
among users so that they may communicate with each other.
MySpace clearly expresses in their policy that you are sharing
your information at risk.
All private information given to Facebook is not sold or shared
with third party advertisers or marketers.
Steps to Safety
Keep personal information private
Use a nickname that doesn’t identify location,
Only add friends you know in real life
Alter pictures to remove identities
Share profile and photos only with friends
Ignore harassing or rude comments
Never post sexually provocative photos
Never meet with someone you only know
Don’t post information, photos, videos you
may later regret
Use privacy settings to limit access
Online choices have offline consequences
Once posted it is online, somewhere, forever