How to practice safe social networking

From eSchool News, 10/4/2011 — The popularity of smart phones and social networking sites is keeping a growing number of students connected, but many are unaware of the danger, deception, and a loss of academic or career opportunities cyber networking poses.  Sameer Hinduja, the co-director of Florida Atlantic University’s Cyberbullying Research Center, has put together a series of tips to help students minimize the risks of using social networking.

Hinduja stresses to students that flirting with strangers online could have serious consequences. Because some people lie about who they really are, you never really know who you’re dealing with. He also points out to be aware that people you meet online might be nothing like they describe themselves, and they might not even be the gender they claim.

Read the entire article, which includes his list of tips, by clicking here.

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