The Facts about Facebook Sofia Portela EDTC 631
What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its cr...
What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its cr...
What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its cr...
What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its cr...
What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>To put it simply, Web 2.0 is the name given to websites that facilitate communication and informa...
Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Which type of Web 2.0 websites do  YOU  use (not your children)? <ul><li>We will be visiting an online polling website. </...
Screen shot of the website we would visit during the presentation
Congratulations! <ul><li>By participating in our web poll you have participated in a Web 2.0 activity. </li></ul><ul><li>F...
Now, back to Facebook…
Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Effective way to keep in touch with friends, especially with  friend request  and  fri...
Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Easy access via  computer  or Internet-access equipped  cell phones . </li></ul>
Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Ability to input  update status  to see what your friends are currently doing. </li></ul>
Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Access to  pictures  posted by friends and the ability to  comment  on them. </li></ul>
Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>It’s a way to find  old friends  and meet  new people .  </li></ul>
Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>The safety of your children on Facebook is up to  you  and  your children . </li></ul>
Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>The safety of your children on Facebook is up to  you  and  your children . </li></...
Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </l...
Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </l...
Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </l...
Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </l...
Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul>
Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul>
Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul><ul><li>Posting inappropriate pictures t...
Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul><ul><li>Posting inappropriate pictures t...
Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>Keep in mind:  Anyone  can join Facebook, including  you ! </li></ul>
Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>Keep in mind:  Anyone  can join Facebook, including  you ! </li></ul><ul><li>Safety...
Accessing Safety Features
Accessing Safety Features
Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with  friends and family </li></ul>
Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with  friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is  fr...
Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with  friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is  fr...
Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with  friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is  fr...
Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of  personal information  falling into the wrong hands </li></ul>
Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of  personal information  falling into the wrong hands </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted c...
Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of  personal information  falling into the wrong hands </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted c...
Now Let’s Show You! Examining a Mock Facebook Profile
At this point, the presenter would access Facebook
Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Commonsensemedia.org/facebook-parents  </li></ul><ul><li>Exp...
Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Web 2.0: </li></ul><ul><li>Commoncraft.com  </li></ul><ul><li>Go2web20.net/  </li></ul><...
Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Internet Safety: </li></ul><ul><li>Ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/index.html  </li></ul><u...
Webliography <ul><li>All the websites listed and referenced during this presentation will be  available in handouts  follo...
Thank You For Your Participation! <ul><li>Example of a popular  friend tagging  activity on Facebook </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Facts about Facebook Sofia Portela EDTC 631
  2. 2. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its creation in 2004 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its creation in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Creator: Mark Zuckerberg, then 23, Harvard student </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its creation in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Creator: Mark Zuckerberg, then 23, Harvard student </li></ul><ul><li>Originally created just for college students </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is Facebook? <ul><li>Facebook is a social networking website that has been visited over 26 million times since its creation in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Creator: Mark Zuckerberg, then 23, Harvard student </li></ul><ul><li>Originally created just for college students </li></ul><ul><li>An example of Web 2.0 </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>To put it simply, Web 2.0 is the name given to websites that facilitate communication and information sharing. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of Web 2.0 Websites <ul><li>Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing Sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger.com </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Which type of Web 2.0 websites do YOU use (not your children)? <ul><li>We will be visiting an online polling website. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be text messaging (free of charge) to vote on which websites you are most familiar with. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Screen shot of the website we would visit during the presentation
  13. 13. Congratulations! <ul><li>By participating in our web poll you have participated in a Web 2.0 activity. </li></ul><ul><li>For some, this may be your first experience. I hope it was easy and enjoyable! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Now, back to Facebook…
  15. 15. Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Effective way to keep in touch with friends, especially with friend request and friend suggestion features. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Easy access via computer or Internet-access equipped cell phones . </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Ability to input update status to see what your friends are currently doing. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>Access to pictures posted by friends and the ability to comment on them. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why is Facebook so popular? <ul><li>It’s a way to find old friends and meet new people . </li></ul>
  20. 20. Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>The safety of your children on Facebook is up to you and your children . </li></ul>
  21. 21. Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>The safety of your children on Facebook is up to you and your children . </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook has numerous safety features available. Sit down with your child and decide which features are the most beneficial and applicable. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set profile to “private” so only your approved friends can see your profile </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set profile to “private” so only your approved friends can see your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block your name from search queries </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Facebook Safety Features <ul><li>Include, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Control who can friend request you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set profile to “private” so only your approved friends can see your profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block your name from search queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Control the amount of personal information shared with friends </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul>
  27. 27. Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul>
  28. 28. Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul><ul><li>Posting inappropriate pictures that could negatively impact your child in the future </li></ul>
  29. 29. Facebook Threats <ul><li>Child Predators </li></ul><ul><li>Cyberbullies </li></ul><ul><li>Posting inappropriate pictures that could negatively impact your child in the future </li></ul><ul><li>Phishing: A form of tricking users to providing user name and password information </li></ul>
  30. 30. Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>Keep in mind: Anyone can join Facebook, including you ! </li></ul>
  31. 31. Are children safe on Facebook? <ul><li>Keep in mind: Anyone can join Facebook, including you ! </li></ul><ul><li>Safety features can be easily set , but they can also be easily changed . Establish a line of communication with your children to help them understand why they need to stay safe. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Accessing Safety Features
  33. 33. Accessing Safety Features
  34. 34. Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with friends and family </li></ul>
  35. 35. Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is free </li></ul>
  36. 36. Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is free </li></ul><ul><li>Students can network with students who have the same interests </li></ul>
  37. 37. Benefits of Facebook <ul><li>Individuals can easily keep in touch with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Access is free </li></ul><ul><li>Students can network with students who have the same interests </li></ul><ul><li>May be a beneficial way for students to break out of their “shell” </li></ul>
  38. 38. Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of personal information falling into the wrong hands </li></ul>
  39. 39. Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of personal information falling into the wrong hands </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted contact from potentially harmful individuals </li></ul>
  40. 40. Disadvantages of Facebook <ul><li>Risk of personal information falling into the wrong hands </li></ul><ul><li>Unwanted contact from potentially harmful individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing Facebook at inappropriate times such as via cell phone during school hours. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Now Let’s Show You! Examining a Mock Facebook Profile
  42. 42. At this point, the presenter would access Facebook
  43. 43. Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Facebook: </li></ul><ul><li>Commonsensemedia.org/facebook-parents </li></ul><ul><li>Expertvillage.com/video-series/1261_facebook-use.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Facebookadvice.com </li></ul><ul><li>Facebookforparents.org </li></ul><ul><li>Myparentsjoinedfacebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  44. 44. Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Web 2.0: </li></ul><ul><li>Commoncraft.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go2web20.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>tinyurl.com/6a9p46 </li></ul><ul><li>tinyurl.com/cmzpmk </li></ul><ul><li>tweeternet.com </li></ul>
  45. 45. Where Can You Learn More? <ul><li>Internet Safety: </li></ul><ul><li>Ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>ikeepsafe.org </li></ul><ul><li>Netsmartz.org/netparents.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Safeteens.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wiredsafety.org/parent.html </li></ul>
  46. 46. Webliography <ul><li>All the websites listed and referenced during this presentation will be available in handouts following the presentation. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Thank You For Your Participation! <ul><li>Example of a popular friend tagging activity on Facebook </li></ul>

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