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SOCIAL NETWORKING BENEFITS & RISKS

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MOST POPULAR SOCIAL NETWORK IN THE UK

161.1 million unique visitors worldwide in September ’08 Source: comScore Inc

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BENEFITS • Stay

in touch - fast communication

• Avoid

repetition - the one to the many

• Option • Find

to control flow of information

those with similar interests

• Avoid

using photo, video sites - a one stop shop

• Mobile

- updates possible anywhere Source: Prof Andrew McAfee, Harvard University

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RISKS

• ‘Oversharing’

- giving away too much information

Identity theft - risk of fraud

Permanence - very hard to remove online data

Impact - universities & employers researching online

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EXAMPLES

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EXAMPLES LAURA STAINFORTH, 15 RAN OFF WITH A 49 YEAR OLD MAN SHE MET ON FACEBOOK. FOUND IN FRANCE. HER ABDUCTOR WAS ON BAIL OVER THE ALLEGED RAPE OF A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL

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Dozens of girls were suspended from their school for setting up a defamatory Facebook site about a teacher.

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Twenty-nine pupils at Grey Coat Hospital School signed up as members of the page, named The Hate Society. Tuesday, 10 February 2009


The girls were suspended for between two and 15 days. It is understood the teacher concerned is receiving counselling.

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WHAT FACEBOOK SAYS Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

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KEEP YOUR ID SAFE • INFORMATION

AVAILABLE ON THE PRINCIPAL’S BLOG - SEE MOODLE

• www.facebook.com/safety

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Using social networks safely: a student guide  

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