Facebook 101


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Facebook 101

  1. 1. Parent Association: Facebook 101 (Facebook in 15 Minutes) Patrick Woessner
  2. 2. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook (FB) is a social networking site that lets users connect and share photos, links, and video. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Social Networking?
  4. 4. Visualizing a Network
  5. 5. Creating a Facebook Account <ul><li>A valid email address is all that is required to create a FB account </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Look Inside Facebook
  7. 7. Your Profile <ul><li>Your profile is what your friends/family will see about you in FB. </li></ul><ul><li>Your “Info” includes Basic, Personal, Contact, and Education/Work Information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finding Friends <ul><li>FB will help you connect with people you email, IM, and/or went to school with. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to being able to search, FB will also suggest “people you may know” </li></ul><ul><li>To become FB friends, both parties must agree ; friendship request is sent and approved. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Joining Networks and Groups <ul><li>In addition to finding friends, users can join networks and groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Networks are organized around a workplace, region, high school, or college </li></ul><ul><li>Groups can be organized around anything </li></ul><ul><li>When you join a network, your privacy settings may change </li></ul>
  10. 10. Posting/Sharing Info and Content <ul><li>News Feeds: stream of content from all your friends and groups </li></ul><ul><li>News: can pull info/content from other applications </li></ul><ul><li>Message: similar to email </li></ul><ul><li>Chat: ability to chat w/o installing software </li></ul>
  11. 11. Applications <ul><li>Facebook offers a wide array of applications for your profile, desktop, and the web </li></ul><ul><li>When you choose/use an application, you are granting it access to your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the applications are fun and harmless and some are not </li></ul>
  12. 12. Privacy Settings: Profile <ul><li>Profile: Each aspect of your profile can have customized privacy settings </li></ul><ul><li>Students should not enter contact info </li></ul>
  13. 13. Privacy Settings: Search <ul><li>Search settings determine who can find you and what they can see </li></ul><ul><li>Students should not be part of the public search listing </li></ul>
  14. 14. Privacy Settings: News and Wall <ul><li>Users can determine which actions are visible to friends </li></ul><ul><li>Students should not appear in social ads </li></ul>
  15. 15. Privacy Settings: Did You Know? <ul><li>Friends can be organized into lists, each with its own privacy policies </li></ul><ul><li>Users can block friends from viewing their content </li></ul><ul><li>What does this mean for parents? Being “friends”with your child does not mean you will see everything on their FB page </li></ul><ul><li>That said, students should be reminded that ultimately nothing on FB is private </li></ul>
  16. 16. Additional Resources <ul><li>MacArthur Foundation study on teen development and time spent online </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Safety Guide from Common Sense Media </li></ul><ul><li>10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know from AllFacebook </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook for Parents offers guidance, resources, and an online course </li></ul>