Unit 2 7.2 LearningOutcome: Describe ways of reducing risks to children and young people from-Social networking, internet use, buying on line, using a mobile phone. Introduction: I have researched athome the dangers of using internet and social networking or shopping online andto find and describe ways of reducing risks to children and young people fromsocial networking sites, internet, shopping online and using mobile phone.There is Task 1- torecord the dangers and Task 2- what can school /parents/society do to reducethese risks of social-networking, internet etc. Summary: As a teachingassistant it is very important to Describeways of reducing risks to children and young people from-Socialnetworking, internet use, buying on line, using a mobile phone. Task 1: Recordthe dangers for children from Social networking, internet, mobile phone andbuying on-line: Withso many computer applications, social networking sites out there and dataavailable at the touch of a screen, we may not realize all the potential dangersof social media facing our children. Here are some dangersof social media you’ll want to talk about with your kids: No trueidentity:Children may find it hardto judge strangers they meet in person, and it’s even harder to tell friendsfrom enemies online.
We need to emphasis to the children that they should not interact withstrangers on these apps and explain that many people on social media are notwho they say they are. We should also monitor your children’s Internet usage toensure their networks are only with real-life friends.Don’t Reveal TooMuch:Another point to address with children is what information to share online.Make sure your child isn’t saying where she/he is, where she/he goes to school,where they are going to be with her friends. Discuss the dangers of revealingtoo much information on social media, explaining that it gives ammunition to strangerswith bad intentions.
Also, avoid bypassing age restrictions for children, and follow to the terms ofservice for social media applications. For example, Facebook does not allowanyone under the age of 13 to create an account or the age limit on Instagramor twitter etc.Beware of Posting Pics:Children should know thepotential risks of what they’re posting online. Photographs are no exception.This is important because someone can use those picture and Photoshop them.Photographs may contain location or any other data, which could possibly help astranger find them.Future Risks:children must understand how powerful social media is- whatever we put outthere is there forever, and that can have consequences down the road.
Thatinformation or social media post can later be retrieved by colleges, potential employersand insurance companies. Cyberbullying One of the creepiestthings that can happen to children are that they are sitting at home but stillthreatened, prowled or lurked online. This is one of the dangers children facewhen they play game, talk to their friends or share something online.Dangers of Shopping/buying online- Phishing:In online shopping main concern is when fraudsterssend emails, claiming to be from reputable companies, in order to get thepersonal information-such as passwords and credit card numbers etc.Theft of dataThisgrowing phenomenon, mainly caused by system administrators and office workerswith access to servers.
Hacking information and stealing is a big threat tointernet security.MalwareThissoftware intended to harm or disable computers and computer systems likeWannaCry,Equifax are biggest examples of malware attacks in 2017, and compromised thepersonal data of millions of people.Fake goodsCustomersshould still be watchful of the risk of imitation goods. Wherever possible, usereputable retailers and always check authentication of goods. How to reduce risk ofshopping online or using social networking -Thefollowing are some of the key rules to using Social Networking Sites wisely: · Alwaysthink before you upload pictures onto a website, or upload pictures of yourfriends and family – always acquire their permission. · Nevershare your passwords, not even with best friends.
Keep changing passwordsfrequently. · Watchwhat you post or say, and what personal information you share online, aboutyourself, and your network of friends and family and friends.· Always log off after using the Social Networking Sites, or on a computer, on mobileon-line, Console or Xbox/Psp · Respectothers-there are rules online, and the online world is a ‘real world’, so beresponsible in your online actions, and treat others as you want them to treatyou. · Alwaysreport inappropriate contact to the service provider using their Report Abuselinks, and if anything worries you, talk to a trusted adult.