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Internet safety. Establishing boundaries where there appear to be none. What about social networking sites?. Social Networking Statistics. More than 1 out of every 10 teenager has posted a nude or seminude picture of themselves or others online.

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Internet safety

Internet safety

Establishing boundaries where there appear to be none

What about social networking sites

What about social networking sites?

Social networking statistics

Social Networking Statistics

  • More than 1 out of every 10 teenager has posted a nude or seminude picture of themselves or others online.

  • 25% of all teenagers report having posted something they later regretted, made fun of others or created a false identity online.

  • 22% of all teenagers report checking their social networking accounts at least ten times per day.

Who looks at social networking sites

Who looks at social networking sites?

  • Friends

  • “Facebook Friends”

  • Family

  • Teachers

  • Prospective employers

  • Scholarship distribution committees

  • Sexual predators

Social networking dangers

Social Networking Dangers

  • Students are getting in trouble with school administrators for incriminating and inappropriate information or pictures on their social networking profiles that are violations of school policy or the code of conduct.

  • Students are being turned down by employers for jobs, internships, and interviews.

  • Information posted can be obtained by a third party for solicitation.

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  • What are your current privacy settings?

    • Everyone

    • Friends of Friends

    • Only Friends

Questions to ask yourself

Questions to Ask Yourself:

  • How do you feel about your employers seeing what you have posted? How about your parents or grandparents?

  • Have you posted anything embarrassing that you wouldn’t want someone to see?

  • Have you posted private information, including your cell phone number, home address, class schedule, social plans, etc?

  • Have you utilized the "Privacy" settings on your networking account?

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Think of every picture you have been tagged in…is it appropriate for everyone to see?

What happens to that picture after you come to your senses and remove it from your wall?

Can you ever be sure it has been removed from everyone’s wall?

You can t see me i can t see you

You Can’t See Me; I Can’t See You

  • When people use the Internet, they perceive that they are invisible.

  • The perception can be enhanced by creating anonymous accounts. People are not really

    invisible—online activities can be traced. But if you think you are invisible, this removes

    concerns about detection, disapproval, or punishment.

Everybody does it

“Everybody Does It . . .”

  • The perception of invisibility and lack of tangible feedback supports risky and irresponsible behaviors that is a “game”

  • “On the Internet, I have the free-speech right to write or post anything I want,

    regardless of the harm it might cause to another.” Supports harmful speech and cruel behavior as a free-speech right.

Think before you post

Think Before you Post…

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