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  1. Today we are going to find out • What facebook is? • Why is it popular? • Facebook and your school • Facebook and you • Facebook and the student • Facebook/Hatebook–Cyber Bullying • Facebook and girls • Facebook and its advice

  2. …what is it? • Social net working site • A gathering spot, to connect with friends and with friends of friends • Facebook allows one to make new connections with people who share a common interest • Over 500 million users • Average “friends” Irish students have is approx 300-400 • More so acquaintances • Wall, Photo Albums, Messages

  3. …what is it? • Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected

  4. is powerful? • “The power and influence was best exemplified in the US presidential election campaign of Barack Obama where Facebook and Twitter were fully exploited in mobilising voter support for him” –Irish times August 2010

  5. …Survey • 1,000 parents and children interviewed • 50% 9 -16 year olds use it every day • 90% use it at least 3 times a week -Webwisestudy 2010 http://www.youtube.com/user/WatchYourpace#p/u/3/pWxz5A93xfI

  6. Why is it so popular?

  7. and Your School? • Protection of our students is of utmost importance • Internet Usage Policy (IUP) • Blocked access to online social sites • SPHE/Tutors, Cool School Anti Bullying Programme • Discuss webwise • Security settings • Implication of online activity

  8. Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook Hatebook

  9. …and cyberbulling • Bill Belsey (www.cyberbullying.ca) defines cyberbullying as involving: • “…the use of information and communication technologies such as email, cell phone and pager text messages, instant messaging, defamatory personal Web sites, and defamatory online personal polling Web sites, to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behaviour by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others.”

  10. …and girls • Girls four times more likely to be bullied on Facebook • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1158736/Facebook-Twitter-fuel-epidemic-online-bullyi... • Trinity Study -Prof O’Moore–Irish Times 29/9/2010 • 8% Camera/Video Clips • 24.7% telephone calls • 15.8% instant messages • 8.9% online chat rooms • 11% text messages in School • Old wine new bottle • Technology ‘fuelling’ bullying

  11. …and points to note • Password sharing should not be allowed • Impersonating will not be allowed • Identity Stolen 13 year old Donegal boy -Irish Times May 2010 • falsely reporting fellow users to facebook leading to deleting of their account • Used as a crutch instead of face to face conflict • Stops students becoming fully rounded people

  12. …and points to note • “It’s a completely unregulated world out there…Children say things that are much more extreme and vindictive than they would in their everyday lives” (Swinford, 2006)

  13. … and you • Chris Cloke, NSPCC (UK) • Students surveyed felt on average only 30% of mothers know how to use social networking sites and 24% of fathers (Haran, 2006) • 70% + of your parents may not know how it operates • It’s constantly changing • We want to assist you in ensuring you’re safe on line

  14. and your „wall‟ • You can write things on it • Your friends can write things on it as well • If you do not set the security settings correctly, everyone in the world who as an account can see it too… that’s over 500 million people • Screenshots of my wall earlier… (removed ) • You need to have an account to look at other people’s account

  15. and your „wall‟ • Information correction • all comments made by you and pictures posted by you can be removed by you • However, as you may have 100’s of “friends” and may have your settings set to “friends” of “friends” people can see what you posted within minutes and print/save the information. • Again , it is advised to have your security settings set to “friends only”

  16. … and privacy settings Step by Step • On your home page • Go to account • Privacy settings • 3 options to select • Everyone • Friends of Friends • Friends only • Select friends only

  17. and your photo albums • Step by Step • Profile • Albums • Select Album (each album has to be changed individually) • Edit Info • 3 options to select • Everyone • Friends of Friends • Friends only • Select friends only • Save changes

  18. and the future • Job applications • Future positions • Roles in society • failing to provide adequate privacy protection is leading to… “potentially damaging consequences to their future reputation or their job prospects” Irish Times August 2010

  19. What has to say • http://www.facebook.com/help/?safety=parents

  20. …and it’s advice • There are lots of safety and privacy controls use them • Like all social networking websites, Facebook is only as good as the people using • You might come across things which are upsetting, illegal or offensive in other ways • Not allowed to use it under 13 years of age • Facebook warns parents they should think about supervision of their children whilst online. After all, if you join up then you're inviting total strangers into your home!

  21. …new changes • O2 have set up a call/number barring, block • Vmad.com bully stop Irish Times September 2010 • Mobile • Video • Cameras • Internet connection • youtube