For correspondence, though for the past three years, messages are sent via social networking sites instead of e-mail.
Usually done for school (homework)
217 million online gamers worldwide in 2007.Approximately 5.8 hours a week is spent on online gaming.Game breakdown: card, puzzle, arcade and word games (44%), family-oriented games (25%) and RPG/MMOGs (19%). Casual, family oriented and gambling games (17%) were generally favored by PC online gamers while console/portable online gamers were more inclined to prefer non-casual game genres such as shooting and racing games
Facebook: 400 million users (February 2010)MySpace: 57 million unique visitors (US only, December 2009)Twitter: 75 million users (January 2010)
Social networking site makes it very easy to share and broadcast information to one’s network of friends and contacts.
Today’s technology makes it so easy to take pictures and share it to the world. Careful what pictures you share.
Just like photos, embarassing (and maybe even incriminating) videos have a way of finding its way to Youtube and other similar sites and viewed by millions of users worldwide.
Having a diary or a journal is an outlet for one’s feelings. It can be a good practice in dealing with emotions and finding people who share the same interests. However, there’s always that risk of revealing too much.
Social media is instant. One click of the mouse and your message is broadcasted to the world. Be careful about what you say because you just might be forgetting who can read what you’re writing.
While today’s technology makes it easy to share your information, it also makes it equally easier to find them.
There are just too much websites, all giving information. You have to be very discerning as to which website can be trusted to be giving the correct information.
Bullies can be found everywhere, not just in the playground
Unlicensed applications, music and video files. Some of these files even come with a free virus or two.
Because information is now easier to find, so are the inappropriate materials for kids
Teach your kids about the importance of keeping safe online. Establish rules on computer and Internet usage.
Advise your kids never to give out any personal information (for example, name, age, gender, or home address), pictures of themselves, or agree to meet someone in person, when using online chats. Make sure they know to tell you immediately if someone asks them for this information.
Keep computer in full view so you know what your kids are doing online
Internet Safety Slideshare
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