Test your knowledge of social media privacy B

Teens share a wide range of information about themselves on social media sites; indeed the sites themselves are designed to encourage the sharing of information and the expansion of networks.

However, few teens embrace a fully public approach to social media, which they often don’t realize can threaten their own safety.

After taking this course, you will be able to understand better what your teen does on social media and how to help them keep safe online.

 

 

Check your prior knowledge on social media privacy.

Which of the following practices can threaten your teen's safety on Twitter?

  • Adding a location to the tweets
  • Blocking the tweets to be viewed by the public
  • Posting pictures

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • The things you put online are not permanent.

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • On most of the social media, I can decide who can access my personal information such as my birthday or address.

Which proportion of the 13-17 years old uses at least one social media?

  • 58%
  • 67%
  • 73%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • Using third-party applications can decrease your level of safety.

How many teens have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission?

  • 24%
  • 36%
  • 43%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • Facebook's privacy policy states that it does NOT share your information with its third-party vendors.

Which proportion of teens have given out personal info to someone they don't know, including photos and physical descriptions?

  • 33%
  • 45%
  • 55%

Which proportion of teens have posted mean info, embarrassing photos or spread rumors about someone?

  • 17%
  • 29%
  • 34%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • Social media platforms have to notify you anytime they want to share or sell your account information with third-party vendors.

What percentage of teens have been stalked or contacted by a stranger or someone they don't know?

  • 18%
  • 29%
  • 37%

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How to keep your teens protected on social media ?

Some statistics about Teens and Social Media.

Importance of Privacy in a Technology-Driven World.

Social Media provides a way of connecting in the digital world, but it can also provide people access to lots of information about you if you are not careful.

Look what can happen if you do not tailor your privacy settings.

Before We Start: What is your Digital Footprint?

 

 

Now you know everybody leaves a digital footprint, check what is yours!  Go to a search engine and type your name. You will probably see your name and perhaps even some details about yourself and this can be quite shocking at first, and ANYBODY can access it in a few clicks.

With this in mind, you probably want to increase the security around your digital footprint, right? If so, keep reading because we have superb information today!

 

 

Top 8 Social Media Privacy Tips.

Check your privacy settings.

Social Media Tips for Parents

Each social media platform has the best practices for security, but ideally first you should consider some of the questions and tips described in the video above. 


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Today, the internet can be a dangerous place but only if you fail to protect yourself. By checking the privacy settings, you can get peace of mind that your posts are only seen by those you wish to see them. Don’t forget, there are various other features to keep you protected such as blocking and reporting. If you feel vulnerable or have an issue at any point, make use of these functions and contact the social media site directly.

Now that you have these basic considerations in mind, get advice on platform specific recommendations by accessing the privacy policies. Once you’ve reviewed each policy, change your settings in each platform as needed.

As long as you follow the tips above, you can stay safe and enjoy social media the way it should be enjoyed!

Hyperlinks:

Facebook

Click here to see the Facebook Privacy Policy

Click here for an article on Facebook Best Practices to keep your account secure

Instagram

Click here to read 7 must known privacy tips for Instagram newbies

Click here to see the Instagram Privacy Policy.

LinkedIn

Please click here to see the LinkedIn Privacy Policy.

Twitter

Please click here to see the Twitter Privacy Policy.

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Check if your knowledge improved!

Mark the following statements as true or false.

  • Using third-party applications can decrease your level of safety

The proportion of teens who have already posted mean info, embarrassing photos or spread rumors about someone is ...

  • 17%
  • 29%
  • 34%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • Social media platforms can share or sell your account information with third-party vendors anytime they want without notifying you.

What is the proportion of teens who have given out personal info to someone they don't know, including photos and physical descriptions?

  • 27%
  • 33%
  • 55%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • On most of the social media, I can customize who I share my personal information with.

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • Facebook's privacy policy states that it does NOT share your information with its third-party vendors.

Which proportion of the 13-17 years old use at least one social media?

  • 58%
  • 67%
  • 73%

________% of teens have had private or embarrassing info made public without their permission.

  • 24%
  • 36%
  • 43%

Mark the following statement as true or false.

  • What you put online never disappears even if you delete it.

Which of the following practices can threaten your teen's safety on Twitter?

  • Posting pictures
  • Adding a location to the tweets
  • Blocking the tweets to be viewed by the public

The percentage of teens who have been stalked or contacted by a stranger or someone they don't know is...

  • 18%
  • 29%
  • 37%

End of section 3