The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills
Youth as actively constructing their social and
cultural worlds, not as innocent victims or
passive recipients of media messages
Facebook: The Entire Web Will Be Social
By Liz Gannes Apr. 21, 2010
• Social plugins are little widgets
that bring Facebook to the rest of
the web. They offer “instant
• Creates a persistent
relationship with you around
that content. Sites give Facebook
semantic information around the
thing you liked — for instance, the
title, type, genre and city for a
band you like on Pandora.
Young people will freely give up personal information to join
social networks on the Internet.
Afterwards, they are surprised when their parents read their
"There's a big difference between publicly available data and
Dr. Dana Boyd, co-author a newly published book: Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living
and Learning with New Media.
Where and how you give up
(anyone can badmouth you with the world and you may be helpless to stop it)
1. Messaging and online communication
2. Photo and video sharing sites
3. Giving reviews and opinions
4. Social bookmarking and tagging
5. Communities and groups
6. Virtual worlds and gaming
7. Collaboration and sharing
Protecting Your Privacy Tutorial
complete this two-part tutorial
~Facebook has got your number for the world to see~
A word or two about passwords
and…. hacking Facebook
• No birthdates or social security numbers
• No mother’s maiden name
• No universal password
• Yes to long passwords (over eight characters)
• Yes to random patterns – first letter of each word in
your favorite song with your favorite number.
• Yes to changing it frequently
THIS VIDEO IS FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE DANGERS OF BEING HACKED ON FACEBOOK.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THE PROCEDURES SHOWN!!
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO COMPLETE A SURVEY.
THIS IS A GRAVE DANGER IN AND OF ITSELF
Not Google too !#@
• Google has been Hoovering up data from open WiFi
networks around the world -- some 600 gigs' worth,
according to the AP -- which is tantamount to
wiretapping and may well violate federal and
• When Google sends its fleet of camera-equipped cars
into the streets to snap pictures of your
neighborhood for its Street View product, these cars
are also collecting something a little extra: The
name and unique MAC address of every open WiFi
network they encounter along the way.
What is data
how does it affect privacy?
We need to educate ourselves by reading those
terms of service contracts, noting which sites are
sharing and which ones aren’t as well as being
vigilant as to what kind of personal data we’re so
eagerly sharing with the world.
Facebook users are notorious for sharing too much information.
Foursquare doesn’t just broadcast your location to
your selected friends; it also serves as a game,
pairing virtual rewards with real activities.
Foursquare is a new social network where
users can post their current location to up
to 900 friends.
“These new technologies make it increasingly easy to share potentially sensitive personal
information, like your exact location. People might be over-sharing without knowing about it.
For example, you might relay your Foursquare location to your public Twitter account and by
doing this expose the message to the whole world (Twitter: "Our default is almost always to
make the information you provide public").
The owners have shut down the site , but you get the idea.
Took my family to Ireland.
A family member posted it on Facebook.
Our house was burglarized.