A child or young person may find cruel messages or pictures about themselves and having their username stolen to spread lies or rumours about someone else. Techniques used by a cyber- bully involves setting up websites to target certain individuals and inviting others to post hate comments about that person. • A child or young person may unknowingly download viruses and malware; a programme that can attach itself to another programme, if this is opened through a spam email it can then damage or create files and generate unwanted behaviour to your computer. • Young people also use mobile phones to send images of themselves to their friends or publish them on the internet, once that image has been published then the sender has lost the power as to what happens to it, it may then be used in contexts other than what it was originally intended for. • Even more seriously they may be groomed by individuals or paedophile rings that use the internet and mobile technology to identify and target potential victims.
New generation likes to use social media as self advertisement and sometime they share very personal information. By doing this, their future privacy fells endanger and can affect badly in their mind in future which is not a good thing for the society, widely for the nation. Also, social media is hurting our society by spreading misinformation faster than any other media. Author Amanda Thomas shows a statistics in the
These sites allow people to gossip, spread rumors and lies worldwide. Facebook has become very proper to young adult the put all their business out there for everyone to read. I read in chapter seven, a price of advice Dave Awl author of a book called Facebook Me. He suggested, “An ounce of discretion is worth a ton of privacy settings” (Awl, 2009, p52). I n other words watch what you say because in the end you may have to suffer the consequences if you say or do something inappropriately.
They are Stranger Danger, Pornography and Bullying. They may do this knowingly or unknowingly. Exposure to inappropriate material which could be pornographic, violent or racist- this can encourage illegal or dangerous behaviour and activities. There is a risk of physical danger, paedophiles use technologies as a tool which they use as opportunities to pose as whoever they wish and they then develop friendships/relationships with children and young people which can progress into sexual activity. Children and young people are at risk of bullying when using the internet, mobile phone and other technologies as it provides an anonymous method of bullying by way of text messages and emails which can be emotionally damaging to a child or young person.
People have the opportunity to construct one’s identity on social networking sites such as Facebook and My space. This allows cyber bullies with the freedom of performing horrific acts and also the intention of upsetting victim. Some social networking sites such as Little Gossip encourage anonymity. This allows cyber bullies to comment anonymously about victims. People are also able to vote on the comment in terms of whether they are true or false.
In addition there is the danger of exposure to online predators. Facebook is a dangerous network site and taking the risk of using it will cause you harm in one way or another. The biggest risk to children using social networking sites comes from their own peers and from their own behaviour. The most pressing issue on Facebook is the cyber bullying and online harassment. According to Consumer Reports study, over one million children had been bullied online via Facebook in the past year.
1. How does Facebook’s privacy management of users’ personal information affect the behavior of Facebook patrons? Facebook’s privacy management of users’ personal information affect the behavior of Facebook patrons by not having our personal information protected with our privacy rights. “Facebook has a powerful incentive to push people into revealing more information”. I believe that this is a powerful statement, because there have been countless times that I have logged onto my Facebook and they have had popups telling me to share my phone number and all of my personal information and in my opinion when you log onto your networking site you don’t want to share all of your personal information.
Privacy is slowly corroding, and all this information can be obtained from any social networking site. Young adults who are struggling to find themselves can face some level of identity crisis. He or she may become involved in drugs or criminal behavior, which could result in negative circumstances. Many young adults find themselves in possession of an identity characterized by these rebellious behaviors. They claim to be non-conformist to show that they're different from their peers.
Many college students are posting inappropriate pictures and posting comments about substance abuse that violate student-conduct policies or local laws. Students these days are now being charged with code violations because of their Facebook postings. Online communities and texting also is being used as a form of cheating in the classroom. The author states a few institutions are blocking Facebook altogether. He thinks the students should be taught interpersonal intelligence and learn when, where, and what kind of internet usage is appropriate.