Privacy and security within social media is a very hot topic, and Facebook in particularly has been dragged over the coals on multiple occasions for what has been perceived by many as a very casual, even flippant attitude towards the safety of their users. But here’s the thing: unlike Twitter, Facebook – despite attempts to the contrary – is not really an open, public network. While the history of Mark Zuckerberg’s baby is littered with controversial default privacy settings , if you make just a little effort with your Facebook settings it’s fairly easy to ensure that your daily updates, likes and other interactions are protected from uninvited guests. This isn’t the case with Twitter. You only have two options: everything you say is public, or everything you say is protected. The vast majority of users wisely choose the former option, as Twitter is an open network.
While the Internet can be a fun place, it is also where children face threats like cyber-bullying. Here to help you protect your children from such threats is a tool that lets you monitor their social activity on Facebook. This tool is called MinorMonitor. Minor Monitor is a free and simple to use web service that connects with your child’s Facebook account and displays the account details to you. These details include status updates, friend lists, photos, an activity graph, checked in places, and alerts. The site also automatically analyzes and identifies possible bullying, drug use, solicitation, and profanity.
You can’t swing a stick in social media without hitting something on Facebook . Same goes for education . You can’t talk about how technology is revolutionizing education without mentioning Facebook.
The last couple of Security for Everyone episodes, introduced two Facebook applications that help protect you by warning against threats on Facebook, specifically those found in your wall or news feed. Today we are going to introduce a couple more utilities that help protect you and also take a look at the privacy settings in Facebook. My intention is not to discourage you from using Facebook but to encourage you to enter into it wisely and re-evaluate your activity and settings on a regular basis. The Facebook numbers Facebook regularly publishes statistics regarding their number of users, supported languages, applications and the like.
Juliette and Stephen Heppell Whether it is Facebook, MSN Messenger, Bebo, iChat, Skype, YouTube or any other form of social networking - we know our young people are, and will be, using it. As with all new media, research projects have shown time and again that if young people see a vacant space, they will fill it (and perhaps not always in the most positive way). As the blurring between social and work continues, organisations from universities to work places are using social networks increasingly effectively for work. They often seek for evidence that potential employees or students can be effectively collegiate and understand mutuality - that they can use these new social tools for work and for the workplace. We need to teach young people the way to use them appropriately, to build their sense of entitlement into a sense of responsibility and to work with them on effective and safe strategies for protection whilst using social media.
Russel A. Daniels/Associated Press Checking into Starbucks on Foursquare “We don’t want to seem Paleolithic,” he wrote. “But we favor established usage and ordinary words over the latest jargon or buzzwords.” That the Internet’s reaction was so swift and harsh only proves the point: the techno-savvy population can’t even conceive of the existence of a less savvy crowd.
Facebook's default privacy settings are not for everyone – especially minors – which is why the service allows users to customize their settings. The following chart shows ConnectSafely's recommendations for most teens. We realize that not all teens have the same level of maturity and that not all parents have the same rules for their kids' online socializing, so please review this chart with your teens to help set the right privacy settings for them. For more on Facebook safety and privacy for teens, please see our booklet A Parents' Guide to Facebook . Please note : If you're not already logged into Facebook and you click on a link to Facebook below the Table of Contents, you'll be asked to provide user name and password the first time only.
With everybody and their moms being on Facebook these days, we felt it’s time to highlight 20 new FB tips that you might not be aware of. Without further ado, lets get started with the best Facebook tricks of 2011! #1 Enable HTTPS for better security If you access Facebook frequently from public wi-fi hotspots, or even your college network, you will be surprised to know that it’s extremely easy for others to snoop on your Facebook data. To avoid this, you should turn on the secure HTTPS option of Facebook right now.
16 June 2011 Last updated at 00:57 GMT By Marie Jackson BBC News Joanne Fraill, the juror who contacted a defendant on Facebook, is facing a spell in jail for contempt of court when she is sentenced later on Thursday. She has learned the hard way, but for the rest of us there are some essential "don'ts" if you want to stay out of trouble on Facebook. Don't... Men attracted to amputees befriended Charlotte Fielder Add as a friend?