Social Networking Risks and Security

The use of Social Networking Services (SNS) has become a common and important part of everyday communication in India. Young people in India are particularly passionate users: the vast differences are engaging on a daily basis with SNS via a computer or mobile phone. Research in this area is a growing field and studies identifying the negative impacts have been likely to control the popular media and much policy development. However, there is considerable proof of the benefits associated with SNS use, which has been largely ignored in public debate. The following report summarizes how the school teachers teaches the current evidence concerning the enabling effects of SNS in the context of young people’s and school students in everyday lives.

A social network is a social structure made of nodes which are generally individuals or organizations that are tied by one or more specific types of interdependency, such as values, visions, ideas, financial exchange, friendship, dislike, conflict or trade. Most of the students use social networking sites for fun, Employee find suitable and helpful for job hunting, and teachers great for keeping in touch with friends, business contacts and relatives etc.

Now a day’s most of the school children’s are using social Networking sites in their mobile phones as a third party application program interface (API) if not used properly or aware of the such social networking goods and bad allows for easy theft of private information and it gave developers access to more information like addresses, pictures than needed to test the applications.

  • Be careful about the information you post online , like if you put your photo or video or your account details will stay for a long time and whoever connected will see it.
  • Generally, business people will see as part of hiring process to know about everyone views and interests. However hackers will use these sites to collect the personal information and may misuse them.
  • Remember don’t put anything personal like sensitive information about your family details, addresses, personal photographs.
  • Most of the sites and services provide options for privacy settings and use them to prevent attackers to view your information. You can also set the privacy settings according to whom you want to allow seeing your information.
  • Be careful if you want to meet social networking friends in person, it may not be true identity posted on a web site. Think before you meet. If you are going to meet then do it in a public place during the day.
  • In real life, you may follow some rules for interacting with people. The same should be applying for Internet. Convey the message to all known people, how Cyber Bullying can be harm and causes pain in the real world as well as in the cyber world.
  • The observations or monitoring online activity can be done informally by participation and supervision of your child online experience.
  • You may also monitor formally with software tools and use discretion when covertly spying on your kids. This may cause more damage than good if your child feels privacy and may go completely underground.
  • Always frame rules for Internet accessing and share the information how cyber bullying can affect the family and educate Internet based behavior, and etiquette.
  • Moreover teach and reinforce moral values about how others should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Use Parental Control Bars, Desktop Firewalls, Browser Filters to avoid or preventing children from cyber bullying other or accessing inappropriate content.
  • You may request school authorities to teach or guide students about how to prevent and respond to online peer harassment, interact wisely through social networking sites and responsible online users.
  • Specify clear rules, Guidelines and policies regarding the use of the Internet, Computers and Other Devices such as USB, CDROM at School for Cyber Bullying.
  • Teach students that all types of bullying are unacceptable and the behaviors’ are subject to discipline.
  • Teachers need to mentor or establishment mentorship with senior students to guide information security awareness and monitoring through peer students.
  • Use Desktop Firewalls, Browser Filters to avoid or preventing children from cyber bullying other or accessing inappropriate content. In addition use monitoring with software tools for students online activity.
  • Educate students by conducting various workshops from an internal or external expert to discuss related issues in cyber bullying, good online behavior and other information security issues. Moreover keeping related posters in school.
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