Hey, everybody! We at NetFamilyNews and iCANHELP would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about (and if possible contributing to) our just-launched crowd funding campaign at Indiegogo. We're in the process of creating a hotline schools can call for help with problems in social media which we'll pilot this coming school year in California. Please click to our page here. We'll … [Read more...] about Help us build & pilot a Social Media Helpline for schools!
This is the chilling side of the digital footprint (something that everybody has) – chilling because the takeaway seems to be that nobody can make a mistake anymore. Web sites with names like BustedMugshots and JustMugshots claim they're doing society a favor by publishing photos that document arrests (not convictions) en masse. And when prospective employers or even people looking for a date or … [Read more...] about Aggregated extortion, digital footprints’ dark side & second chances
This is a perennial question, but it's good that it keeps coming up. In Disney's Babble.com, parenting blogger Katie (last name wisely not provided for her son's privacy), again asks when a child's right to privacy kicks in and whether parents are violating that right by sharing photos in social media. "I believe that yes, my son has a right to privacy," she writes, "but I also believe that … [Read more...] about Of babies’ (then older kids’) privacy rights
As more and more people on this networked planet are living life out loud*, public image management is an increasingly useful skill. Some people call it online reputation management, but online is just a "place" where reputations are curated, and among the most skilled curators are thoughtful young social media users thinking about their futures. There are a lot of those skilled reputation … [Read more...] about Young people’s own tactics for public image management online
Hey, kids, if you want to get parents, grandparents, or aunts and uncles on Facebook, now's a better time than ever. FB now has a privacy primer for people who are signing up for the first time. "We’ve implemented these enhancements as part of our broader effort to integrate more privacy education into the new user experience," it says in Facebook's blog, acknowledging the "guidance on this … [Read more...] about Facebook’s privacy primer for new users