Seemed like a good idea at the time…
Two recent Skype incidents remind us of the dangers of social media and the “instant age.”
One, an offensive albeit private joke ignorantly shared online, the other a deliberate spamming via Skype messaging remind us that parents can and should be aware of their teen student’s social media activities. Here are some warnings and suggestions, starting with the idea that with social media, private is never really private.
Likes, Moods, Tweets & Eternal Connectedness
You may have heard about how one Facebook “like” can expose a supposedly private account to a viral world (see CBS article on Five Hidden Dangers of Facebook)
And you have probably seen the news that broke recently about The Bong Hit That Cost an NFL Prospect 8 Million. It wasn’t the use of the drug that cost him $8mm, it was the picture of it that ended up on Twitter on the biggest day of his life – 7 years after the picture was taken. Oops. Continue reading