This Year's Social Networking Trend: Private- It's The New Public!

You already know there are great benefits to social networking, and 75% of you have a social network account . But have you noticed the number of news articles about people getting fired, embarrassed, even arrested because of something they posted online seems to be skyrocketing? It’s now a daily occurrence to read how someone’s social networking comments, photos, videos or blogs, have caused them harm in some way.

In the news this week, the New York Times posted an article titled Disruptions: Privacy Fades in Facebook Era that looked at the increasingly public view into your private posts.

This lesson, activities, parent and educator tips, and supporting resources are brought to you by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) and Cable in the Classroom.  You can find others in this series here, or at the iKeepCurrent website.

Originally posted December 13th 2011 at iKeepCurrent

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