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NightLight Social Media and You

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Social Media awareness presentation I am giving to about 100 high school students tonight.

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NightLight Social Media and You

  1. 1. Social Media Pitfalls<br />NightLight<br />September 4th 2011<br />
  2. 2. About Me<br />Jerry Gamblin<br />Network Security Specialist Missouri House of Representatives<br /> Adults pay me to tell them how to be safe online. <br />Winner of “Most Awesome” 31 years in a row. (World record)<br /> UHBC<br />
  3. 3. What is Social Media? <br />
  4. 4. Social Media Sites You MAY Use…<br />
  5. 5. Who Uses Social Media?<br />
  6. 6. 570,000,000Facebook Accounts<br />
  7. 7. 80,000,000 Twitter Accounts<br />
  8. 8. Even Justin Bieber TWEETS!<br />
  9. 9. What are the Pitfalls of Social Media?<br />
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  16. 16. Real World Consequences <br />82% of Colleges Check Your Facebook Profile as Part of Their Admission Process.<br />75% all employers now screen potential employees social media profiles before making a hiring decision.<br />Many High Schools monitor students and teachers Facebook accounts for illegal drug and alcohol use. <br />
  17. 17. Social MEDIA Safety TIPS<br />
  18. 18. Think About What you Post<br />
  19. 19. Care About What others Post<br />
  20. 20. The Internet is “REAllifE”<br />
  21. 21. Friend Only Friends<br />People who log into Facebook more than once a week have an average of 300 Friends.<br />Start removing people you wouldn’t consider a friend in real life. <br />
  22. 22. My “Friend Criteria” <br />I like them.<br />See them in real life more than once a month. <br />This rule excludes family.<br />We have something in common.<br />
  23. 23. Social Media ≠ Public<br />
  24. 24. LIMIT Search Visibility<br />
  25. 25. Limit Who Can Post On Your Page <br />
  26. 26. The MOST IMPORTANT THING I WILL SAY TODAY IS…<br />
  27. 27. Think BEFORE you POST<br />It’s a repeat but…<br />
  28. 28. Thanks! <br />

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