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The Dangers of Social Networks


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The Dangers of Social Networks

  1. 2. Social networks can be more dangerous than you realize.
  2. 3. Cyber Sex Predators <ul><li>1 in 7 youth are receiving unwanted sexual solicitations through social networking sites </li></ul>
  3. 4. Cyber-bullies <ul><li>42% of children between the ages of 11-17, admit to being cyber-bullied </li></ul>
  4. 5. Scam Artists and “Phishing” <ul><li>Phishing - Main Entry: phish·ing </li></ul><ul><li>: a scam by which an e-mail user is duped into revealing personal or confidential information which the scammer can use illicitly </li></ul>
  5. 6. Tips to stay Cyber Safe <ul><ul><ul><li>Adjust your privacy settings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be selective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limit access to your profile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disable options like photo sharing if you don’t use it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If your account has been hijacked or infected, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center by visiting </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Bibliography: <ul><li>Hackers target popular Social Networking websites World Press Release, 5 Sep. 2009. Web. 30 Sep. 2009 <> . </li></ul><ul><li>Ur, Blase E., and Ganapathy, Vinod. Evaluating Attack Amplification in Online Social Networks. N.p.: Rutgers University, 2009. N. pag. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Trade Commission. &quot;Social Networking Sites: Safety Tips for Tweens and Teens.&quot; (2006). Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Shinde, Swanand. &quot;Social networks: 'Hit all once' - attack.&quot; Quick Heal, Geneva. Sep. 2009. Lecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois General Assembly. Bill HB1314 “Sex Offenders-No Social Networking.” (2009). Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;MySpace removes 90,000 sex offenders.&quot; MSNBC. n.p., 2009. Web. 30 Sep. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Wolak, Janis, Kimberly Mitchell, and David Finkelhor. &quot;CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN RESEARCH CENTER.&quot; (2006). Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Encounter Leads to Arrest.&quot; Department of Public Safety N.p., 2007. Web. 1 Oct. 2009 <>. </li></ul>