Disadvantages of the Social Media

There are many disadvantages of Social Media but heres are three main topics.

Disadvantage One: Assume that everyone can see your profile, pictures, posts, etc. A few ways to protect your account from hackers or other unwanted people is to first make you account private. This will allow for only certain people to see what you post or like. Second, you should have a good password to protect your account. Also, you should never give out your password to others, unless necessary. If your password were to accidentally get out to someone unwanted, they could have easy access to your account, change your settings, and/or lock you out.

Disadvantage Two: Predators. We all know their out there. They could be looking at your account right now. For all you know, that cute girl/guy you’ve been talking to online could be a 40 year old man. Be aware and know what predators look for; your age, where you live, your interests, where you usually hang out, etc. Think before you act or post. Know that any of that information about you could be used against you.

Disadvantage Three: Any information that you post/share could used against you. If your reading this and you haven’t had a job yet, read this next sentence carefully. Anything that you post will be seen by a future employer. If you apply to a job and the manager looks at your profile and sees something inappropriate or silly, they will think your not right for the job or immature. Be careful what you put on the internet.

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Help for actual paper: http://www.cyberbullying.us/safe_responsible_social_networking.pdf

Ways to be Safe on the Internet

Ways to be safe and have your digital belongings in check can easily accomplished. First, you need to have secure firewalls and long, hard to guess passwords. These will effectively  decrease the amount of hackers that will try to steal your files. Next, you will want to make sure that no one uses your computer without permission. This will also help.

One last thing that will help greatly is to help your family and friends do the same. Just do what you’ve done with your computer, and hopefully, that will help them greatly!