Social Networking Risks•World’s largest bulletin board•No “take-backs”•Must remember to keep personal info private•Cyberbullying
Social Media SSPS
What we all need toknow about Social Media
What is Social Media? The pros The cons Good habits Questions #SSPS
Social Networking can be defined as aphenomenon that has recently taken over theweb, allowing more connectivity andinteraction between web users. Severalwebsites, such as Facebook and MySpace arelabeled as "virtual communities."
is leading the biggest transformation in communication and advertising since e-mail.How much timewould you spendeach day social “I’m so happy to see you.networking? I didn’t have Internet all weekend.”
Most social networking websites typically havean open membership. This means that anyone can become a member, no matter what their hobbies, beliefs, or views are. However, onceyou are inside this online community, you can begin to create your own network of friends;thus eliminating others that do not meet your criteria.
1. Facebook – 10,528,220 users in Australia2. Youtube – 10 million UAVs3. Blogspot – 4.7 UAVs4. WordPress.com – 2 million UAVs5. LinkedIn – 2 million UAVs6. Twitter – 1.8 million UAVs7. Flickr – 1.3 million UAVs8. Tumblr – 1 million UAVs9. MySpace – 920,000 UAVs10. Google Plus – 362,500 UAVs11. StumbleUpon – 150,000 UAVs12. Digg – 100,000 UAVs13. Reddit – 100,000 UAVs14*. Foursquare 57,000 UAVs15. Delicious – 43,000 UAVs UAV= Unique Australian Visitors
The pros of Social Networking…+ provide added context and + Constant flows of information value to knowledge from updates and real time communication Ex. Twitter+ Companies can obtain information from their demographics + forming communities of interest+ Breaks down barriers for people who want to stay in touch with other people + May be used for educational reasons such as: -publishing and sharing content -collaborating with others
The pros of Social Networking… + Procurement of information on any subjects from anywhere. + keeping in touch + not bound by any geographical and cultural differences. + Means of self expression + 1,600 Facebook Education applications
− Sites like Facebook have been used to make the decision in whether an employer will hire someone. − Usually once information is published on the internet, it is − risk of identity theft there forever. and fraud.− personal information used by dubious people for illegal activities. Information like the e- mail address, name, location, and age can be used to commit online crimes.
Social networking may promote isolation and may lead to mental health issues. The open line of communication can lead adults to talk to minors inappropriately. Can easily be used as a tool to publicly or privately cyberbully. They can spread malicious humor among your friends and also download and morph your photos.
• Full Name• Home Address• Phone Numbers• Photos in Which They Can Be Recognized• Where and When They will be at a Certain Location• Passwords• Credit Card Numbers• Mother’s Maiden Name• Parents’ Place of Work
•Install a content filter• Search engine preferences• Teach your child how to recogniseinaccurate information• Visit your child’s social networkingpages often• Know your child’s password• Save and log all instant chat sessions• Know who their contacts are• Learn how to manage privacy settings
Where do I find resources? http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/resources/internetsafety.html http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/http://www.netlingo.com/ http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html
Strategies at your disposal Take an active interest in your child’s online activitiesKnow what your child is doing online and who your child is communicating with. Set guidelines / rules; sign safety agreement Computer in central locationConsider creating separate accounts on your machine Use the internet WITH your childMaintain a dialogue with your children about their lives ONLINE and OFFLINE. Nothing takes the place of the parent. Keep it positive. Teach your child never to give out personal informationKnow your child’s friends Be aware of other computers your child is using Consider filtering / monitoring software Communicate Report any “suspicious behaviour” to law enforcement Implement parental controls (ISP, online) Use child friendly search engines