Lots of Facebook news this week! There’s loads of information in the site’s new Safety Center, with sections aimed at teens, parents, educators, and law enforcement. But if you or your child has the specific problem of Facebook “Photos Gone Wild,” Common Sense Media has some great tips including one about a little app called Wisk-it that lets a photo poster airbrush out the face of someone who doesn’t want to be seen in a photo s/he posted. You’ll note that a lot of this reputation management is a negotiation, which is why the last section in CSM’s article on the need to “Be respectful” is so important (see “Collaborative reputation protection”). It’s a lot easier to get a photo deleted when poster and complainer are cooperating (often the only way, since FB says in the Safety Center that it “cannot make users remove photos that do not violate our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities”).
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Risk implications of kids going mobile: Research
- A positive, insightful new book for schools on bullying
- Students called heroes in this 6th-grade class
- In the face of school violence, what do we default to?
- Popularity: The other kind of vulnerability
- FB & Oculus VR: The potential of a virtual-reality platform
- What’s (importantly) different about Snapchat
- We ‘like’ faces in social media: Study
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Anonymous apps and services are not synonymous with ominous
- Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature: What you need to know
- Identity theft a problem from cradle to grave — Kids most vulnerable
- How to protect your family from Heartbleed security flaw (slideshow)
- Beware of Heartbleed inspired phishing scams
- Are sites you use vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw?
- Microsoft ends support of Windows XP: Machines highly vulnerable to security risks
- The evolution of online safety: Lessons learned over 20 years