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
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems