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This is a presentation that I designed for parents to use in conjunction with their children to ensure that they stay safe on Facebook, but can still enjoy it.

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Facebook Privacy options

  1. 1. Facebook; having fun, staying safe Phil Bradley, Internet Consultant http://www.philb.com
  2. 2. Some statistics: <ul><li>400,000,000+ worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>4 th largest ‘country’ in the world </li></ul><ul><li>160,000,000 objects (groups, pages) to interact with </li></ul><ul><li>25 billion pieces of content shared each month </li></ul>
  3. 3. And a few more: <ul><li>100,000,000 active users via mobile device </li></ul><ul><li>Average user connected to 60 pages/groups or events </li></ul><ul><li>Average user creates 70 pieces of content per month </li></ul><ul><li>70% Facebook users outside the US </li></ul>
  4. 4. There will be light relief!
  5. 5. Social, local, fun!
  6. 6. Educational
  7. 9. How secure is your account? <ul><li>Zesty illustrates what information about your account is available to anyone/everyone </li></ul><ul><li>http://zesty.ca/facebook/# </li></ul>
  8. 11. Openbook <ul><li>“ Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life. Whether you want to or not.” </li></ul><ul><li>http://youropenbook.org/ </li></ul>
  9. 14. Facebook search option
  10. 15. Booshaka
  11. 16. Not forgetting Google... <ul><li>At Google, run a search for: </li></ul><ul><li>site:facebook.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Limits the search to Facebook) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then any terms you wish.. </li></ul><ul><li>site:facebook.com billericay </li></ul>
  12. 19. Reclaim Privacy <ul><li>This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/ </li></ul>
  13. 21. Re-defining privacy?
  14. 23. Light relief
  15. 34. Customise settings
  16. 35. Other settings (sorry!)
  17. 36. Applications and websites
  18. 38. Applications and websites
  19. 39. A simple one for once!
  20. 40. Other settings (sorry!)
  21. 41. Get rid of Farmville!
  22. 42. Application settings (again)
  23. 45. Creating lists
  24. 46. Click Friends, Create New List
  25. 48. Privacy settings, customise
  26. 49. Edit what you “like”
  27. 50. Add to list, leave or delete
  28. 51. My mom’s on Facebook!
  29. 52. Block/Report
  30. 53. Be wary of phishing attacks!
  31. 54. And another...
  32. 55. Quick Quiz! <ul><li>Taken from: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Thinkuknow is an education initiative by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre - the UK's national law enforcement agency that focuses on tackling the sexual abuse of children. </li></ul>
  33. 56. Which of these isn’t a social networking site? <ul><li>Bebo </li></ul><ul><li>Friends Reunited </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Live Messenger </li></ul>
  34. 57. Answer <ul><li>Windows Live Messenger </li></ul>
  35. 58. SPIM is... <ul><li>Unsolicited emails asking for your banking details </li></ul><ul><li>An automated online virus which sends unsolicited messages to you in instant messenger chat </li></ul><ul><li>Tinned processed meat </li></ul><ul><li>An online game played in instant messenger chat </li></ul>
  36. 59. Answer: <ul><li>Automated online virus </li></ul><ul><li>It works by sending messages to instant messenger accounts from automated accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Usually harmless links to adverts </li></ul><ul><li>Seem to be from real people, taking the form of a conversation </li></ul>
  37. 60. In text/line language POS means: <ul><li>Point of sale </li></ul><ul><li>Parent over shoulder </li></ul><ul><li>Play outside </li></ul><ul><li>Personal online service </li></ul>
  38. 61. Answer: <ul><li>Parent over shoulder </li></ul>
  39. 62. On average, how many online friends do 11-15 yo’s have they’ve not met? <ul><li>Between 1-50 </li></ul><ul><li>51-100 </li></ul><ul><li>101-500 </li></ul><ul><li>500+ </li></ul>
  40. 63. Answer: <ul><li>Between 51-100 </li></ul><ul><li>This figure is based on a survey conducted by the CEOP Centre in 2007 and of the 8,000 young people surveyed, 85% surveyed said they had between 50 and 100 online friends that they did not know in the real world. </li></ul>
  41. 64. How many 11-16 yo’s have met up with someone they first met online? <ul><li>1 in 10 (10%) </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 8 (15%) </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 4 (25%) </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 3 (33%) </li></ul>
  42. 65. Answer: <ul><li>1 in 4 (25%) </li></ul><ul><li>Taken from a CEOP survey in 2007 </li></ul>
  43. 66. Of those, how many took an adult with them? <ul><li>84% </li></ul><ul><li>60% </li></ul><ul><li>21% </li></ul><ul><li>8% </li></ul>
  44. 67. Answer: <ul><li>8% </li></ul><ul><li>84% of those who did meet up with someone in the real world, took another friend, potentially putting two children in danger. </li></ul>
  45. 68. What is the main risk to children online? <ul><li>Being a victim of computer spyware and viruses </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing inappropriate and pornographic images </li></ul><ul><li>Contact from strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying or harassment by friends or acquaintances (cyber-bullying) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify theft </li></ul>
  46. 69. In order: <ul><li>Identify theft </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying or harassment by friends or acquaintances (cyber-bullying) </li></ul><ul><li>Contact from strangers </li></ul><ul><li>Seeing inappropriate and pornographic images </li></ul><ul><li>Being a victim of computer spyware and viruses </li></ul>
  47. 70. Other general points <ul><li>Don’t use your correct date of birth </li></ul><ul><li>Use a nickname, rather than your real name </li></ul><ul><li>Link to a large town rather than your own </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take part in quizzes that ask personal questions (eg names of pets) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t click on links in emails </li></ul><ul><li>Check the website address </li></ul><ul><li>Use virus protection software </li></ul>
  48. 72. Passwords <ul><li>Don’t choose dictionary words </li></ul><ul><li>NOT name of partner, children, pets </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential numbers </li></ul><ul><li>NOT city, college, football team </li></ul><ul><li>NOT date of birth or address </li></ul><ul><li>Use a combination of upper/lower case, numbers and characters </li></ul>
  49. 73. Check your password strength <ul><li>http://www.passwordmeter.com/ </li></ul>
  50. 74. Microsoft online safety <ul><li>https://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx </li></ul>
  51. 75. But please remember <ul><li>The internet is a wonderful, entertaining, exciting, educational, enthralling place </li></ul>
  52. 76. Other resources <ul><li>Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) http://www.ceop.gov.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Global Taskforce http://www.virtualglobaltaskforce.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Zip It, Block It, Flag It http://bit.ly/b87Fv1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://clickcleverclicksafe.direct.gov.uk/index.html </li></ul>
  53. 77. VERY special thanks to <ul><li>Rob Cottingham for his generosity in allowing me to reproduce his cartoons. He has a store and prints for sale – do check out his site at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.robcottingham.ca/cartoon/ </li></ul>
  54. 78. Thanks also to: <ul><li>Time Magazine http://www.time.com/time/magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking site cartoon http://www.bitterwallet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/612.gif </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook privacy policy screenshot: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/12/business/facebook-privacy.html </li></ul>
  55. 79. Contact me at: <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web: http://www.philb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/philbradley </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley </li></ul>