OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENTATIONDefine social networksDefine social networkingLearn at least three facts about online socializingView examples of social networking sitesLearn safety tips for youthDiscover the resources available for safe social networking
WHAT IS SOCIAL NETWORKING ?Social Networking is the grouping of different people, to make connections through individuals. Such groups can be with the aim of making a network of people complete a certain task, or just to talk about a specific subject.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SOCIAL NETWORKING?Social networking websites like Face book and MySpace are household names. They allow users to connect, communicate and share media like photos and videos. Since 1997, different patterns of demand, imitation and gradual expansion caused social networks to transform from basic, obscure sites to complex, popular ones.
TIPS FOR SOCIALIZING SAFELYThink about how different sites work before deciding to join a site.Keep some control over the information you post.Keep vital information to yourself.Make sure your screen name doesn’t reveal too much about you.
TIPS FOR SOCIALIZING SAFELY ONLINE (CONTINUED)Post only information that you are comfortable with others seeing and knowing about you.Remember, once your information is posted, you can’t take it back. Someone can forward this information and millions of people have access.
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