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    • MySpace, Facebook and Other Social Networking Sites
    • What is a Social Networking Site?
      A social networking site is a website where individuals can set up an online profile, describe their interests, and add links to other profiles
      Generally, users are able to post personal information, including photographs, videos, and blog entries
    • Social Networks
    • Types of Social Networks
      1. Profile-based
      Examples = Facebook, MySpace
      2. Content-based
      Examples = Flickr
      3. Multi-user virtual environments
      Examples = Second Life, WoW
      4. Micro-blogging/presence updates
      Examples = Twitter, FourSquare
    • Popularity of SNS
      The National School Boards Association study of 9 to 17 year olds found that:
      They spend almost as much time on social networking sites and other websites as they do watching television (9 hours vs. 10 hours)
      96% reported using some form of social networking technology
    • Popularity of SNS
      The Pew Internet Research Group found that
      73% of 12 – 17 year olds use social networks
      (82% of 14 – 17 year olds; 55% of 12-13 year olds)
      93% of teens 12 – 17 go online
    • Popularity of SNS
      Most Popular Social Network Sites (as of 10/05/10)
      #1 Facebook 550 million monthly visitors
      #2 MySpace 90.5 million monthly visitors
      #3 Twitter 89.9 million monthly visitors
      Most Popular websites overall (as of 10/05/10)
      #2 Facebook
      #10 MySpace
    • Why SNS?
      Make connections
      View content and find information – topic information, videos, music, photos, etc.
      Create content and express themselves using video, music, photos, etc.
      And on and on and on . . .
    • Risks
      Inappropriate content
    • Safety Tips
      Teach students to keep personal information personal
      Students should never give out their
      social security number, address, phone number or family financial information
    • Safety Tips
      Talk with students about choosing user names that don’t reveal too much personal information
      It is inappropriate and dangerous for children to use their name or home town as their name
      Most user names made up of personal information are easily deciphered which can lead perpetrators to a student’s identity or location
    • Safety Tips
      Advise students to be careful what information they put on their profile that is available to the public
      Pieces of information are likes pieces of a puzzle – they can allow someone to figure out a students’ name, location, etc.
    • Safety Tips
      Talk with students about only posting information that is appropriate for the entire public
      Anyone can see individual web pages including teachers, public, police, college admission officers or potential employers
      What is posted today may be harmful in the future
    • Safety Tips
      Discuss protecting other persons’ information by not posting anything without that persons’ permission
      Students should also check their friends’ profiles to see what’s posted there
    • Social Networks & Privacy
      Most afford varying levels of privacy
      Only people that you choose can see your information
      Restrict visibility to registered members or members of certain groups
      Public – everyone can see your information
      Many social networking sites allow some sort of customization of privacy
    • Facebook Privacy and Minors
      Until their 18th birthday, minors:
      Don’t have public search listings created for them
      Visibility of their information is limited to friends of friends and networks, even if they chose to make it available to everyone
      * Does not apply to name, profile picture, gender and networks, which are visible to everyone so real world friends can recognize them
    • Safety Tips
      Encourage students to customize the privacy settings available rather than accepting the default settings
      Many times the default settings allow too much information to be shared publicly
    • Facebook “Recommended” Settings
    • My Customized Settings
    • MySpace Privacy Settings
    • Safety Tips
      Students should be aware that posting inappropriate photos could lead to damaged reputations and unwanted attention
    • Safety Tips
      Remind students that once information is posted online and deleted or modified, the original will never be completely deleted
      Older versions can exist on someone else’s computer
    • Safety Tips
      Warn students against adding strangers as friends– people are not always who they say they are
      Students should not add people as “friends” unless they know for sure who the person is
    • Safety Tips
      Talk with students about respecting other people online
      Students shouldn’t say anything online that they wouldn’t say face-to-face
    • Safety Tips
      Encourage students to not respond to mean or harassing messages
      Students should learn to ignore these messages and block or delete the person who sent them
      Encourage students to speak with a trusted adult if the harassment continues
      Inform students to save the messages as they could be used as evidence in determining if school policy or a criminal law has been broken
    • Blocking Someone on Facebook
      Located on the upper right portion of your profile page
    • Blocking Someone on Facebook
    • Blocking Someone on Facebook
    • Blocking Someone on Facebook
      Located on the bottom left portion of the person’s Facebook profile page
    • Blocking Someone on Myspace
      Usually located underneath profile picture
      Located on bottom of profile page
    • Blocking Someone on Myspace
    • Tips for Facebook
      Control what’s public
      Your friend’s list is public by default
    • Tips for Facebook
      Protect Your Photos
    • Tips for Facebook
      Protect Yourself from Applications
      Many applications share your personal information with others
      The Wall Street Journal reported that ten of Facebook’s most popular applications share user’s personal information – three of those were also found to share user’s friend’s information (10/18/10)
    • Tips for Facebook
      Keep your friends from sharing your information
    • Tips for MySpace
      Private profiles
      Every profile has the option of being private
      This means that only you and those you have added and approved as friends can see the details of your profile, including your blog, photos, interests, etc.
    • Tips for MySpace
      Pre-approve your comments
      The default setting for comments on MySpace profiles does not require comments to be approved prior to appearing on your profile
    • Tips for MySpace
      Block another user
      If a user that you do not know or want to interact with contacts you, you have the ability to block them from future contact
      Also, if you feel this person may be a threat to yourself or others, immediately notify a trusted adult or law enforcement and report the user to MySpace through the ‘Contact MySpace’ link at the bottom of every page
    • Blocking Someone on Myspace
      Usually located underneath profile picture
      Located on bottom of profile page
    • Blocking Someone on Myspace
    • Tips for MySpace
      Change the “Online Now” status icon
      Turn off the ‘online now’ status icon so other users can’t see when you’re on the site and when you’re not
    • SNS Privacy Policies
      Make sure you read the privacy policy of the SNS you are joining or have already joined to know what information is being shared
    • Excerpt from Facebook’s Privacy Policy
      “Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on your friends’ home pages and other pages they visit.
      If another user tags you in a photo or video or at a place, you can remove the tag.  You can also limit who can see that you have been tagged on your profile from your privacy settings.
      Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings or it was copied or stored by other users.
      You understand that information might be reshared or copied by other users.
      Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
      When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.
      If you use an external source to publish information to Facebook (such as a mobile application or a Connect site), you should check the privacy setting for that post, as it is set by that external source.”
    • Find out what you are sharing on Facebook
    • Find out what you are sharing on Facebook
    • Other Sites
      Allows people around the world to see each other and chat via text or audio.
      Users can click “next” to skip from person to person, never knowing what the next image will be
      Children could be exposed to violent and sexual images
    • Other Sites
      Another site where users interact via unmoderated live Webcam chats
      Again, children can be exposed to inappropriate material
      Stickam's privacy policy suggests that the video content that users post to the site can be recorded, repurposed, and commercialized by anyone
    • Other Sites
      Hot or Not
      Users can upload photos and have them rated
      Sometimes this is used to cyberbully or harass someone
      Children can be exposed to inappropriate content
    • Other Sites
      Can link to Facebook and Twitter profile which allows you to invite online friends to ask questions or post comments, without having to identify themselves
      Comments and questions go into private mailbox, where user can ignore, delete or answer them – only answered questions are posted
      Users can choose not to accept anonymous questions but that doesn’t always happen
    • Other Sites
      Allows users to anonymously ask questions for others to publicly answer
      Anonymity is what draws people – users can anonymously tell someone how they feel about them or something they feel they should know
      Can ask questions that would otherwise be too embarrassed to ask – BUT, they can also fill a user’s inbox with hate mail, harassment or other inappropriate statements