This social networking profile has been created to stimulate discussion about safe and potentially unsafe practices and features on social networking sites. Together with the accompanying questions, it has been designed to highlight ways in which users can protect themselves through appropriate use of the technology and also through choices they make online.
Print out the profile to see if you can spot ways that Chloe has safeguarded herself when creating and using her social network, and the choices she has made or behaviours she has shown that may potentially put her at risk.
Consider the following questions when viewing the profile…
- What types of personal information is important to keep safe/private online? What is appropriate to share?
- How long does information stay online? Who could potentially see information online? Now? In the future? How can you protect your safety and information on this service?
- How long has Chloe been online or checked her profile today?
- What are your thoughts about the advertising found on Chloe's profile? Do you think it is appropriate for Chloe to be receiving adverts for dating services and weight loss products?