SOCIAL NETWORKING. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. What is a Social Network? Basically, a social network is a circle of friends.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
What is a Social Network?
Basically, a social network is a circle of friends.
Technology, through the Internet, has provided more ways than ever before to find people with whom you have things in common – now you can connect with people in your local area or anywhere in the world – people whose paths you wouldn’t ordinarily cross.
So now, essentially a social network is an online location where a user can:
create their own online identity and profile
include personal information, photos, blog entries and music clips
share information with other people directly
access even more people via the online “network”
Social networking on the Internet took off several years ago, and now there are hundreds of sites that bring people together.
This is GOOD! – right??!
While the Internet has given us wonderful new ways to connect, not everyone out there really wants to be a friend. More and more, we need to make sure we understand the dangers found on the Web so that we can help keep ourselves, our children, and our students safe.
Pop-Ups Can Lure Network Users Into Areas They Don’t Need or Want to Go!
IDENTITY THEFT ON THE INTERNET
“Young people under the age of 29 have become the number one demographic target for identity thieves.” Betsy Broder, Federal Trade Commission
Students need to be aware of “PHISHING” for personal information!
It looks real enough, but beware of the request for personal data such as bank account numbers, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, etc.
Notice that when mouse hovers over the URL – another site is shown! You can bet you won’t be taken to the first URL!
This is an example of a Geocities web page duplicating the Yahoo! login page.
The Ugly . . .
Being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful
material using technological means;
an individual or group that uses
information and communication involving
electronic technologies to facilitate
deliberate and repeated harassment or
threat to an individual or group.
Also known as:
‘Electronic Bullying’ &
‘Online Social Cruelty’
This a topic that not many adults have been talking about, but one that is all too familiar with students.
Cyber bullying typically starts at about 9 years of age and usually ends after 14 years of age; after 14, it becomes cyber or sexual harassment due to nature of acts and age of actors.
Parry Aftab – StopCyberbullying.org
Only 15% of parents polled knew what cyber bullying was
According to statistics, suicides as a result of cyberbullying are on the increase.
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