Digital Security

As we spend more time online on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter were anyone can publish permanently any information about you, whether it’s negative or positive; the effects of this can determine how successful your career is. “Facebook friends can post messages on a user’s “wall”, a discussion-board like device that allows users to communicate through the network. While teachers may have control over the content they disclose on their webpages, friends, strangers, or other students can post discrediting or defamatory messages on users’ Facebook websites.” (Mazer, Murphy, Simonds, 2007, p.3). If you are using the internet for social networking there is a high chance you are using it for other matters such as online banking or online shopping this can poses a serious threat to your computer if you have accidentally click into an unsecured website or opening a spam email; if you don’t have a secure anti-virus installed on the computer it can poses a threat for all of your personal information that is stored on your computer. To protect yourself from this unwanted threat it’s important to keep your anti-virus up to date and run regular checks on your

Here is a short clip of the dos and don’ts of using social networks.

Leading innovation (2011, June 8) Dos and Don’ts when using social networks. Retrieved from:

Joseph P. Mazer, Richard E. Murphy, Cheri J Simonds (2007). Communication Education. I’ll See You On “Facebook”: The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate.


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