What is social network?
Social networks are websites or apps that allow people to connect with friends and even make new fiends, virtually, and share content, interact, create communities of similar interests such as Working, games reading friendship relationships etc.
A social network has always existed, but the way in which it connects has changed dramatically .Some most popular social networks or social media apps are Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Blogger and LinkedIn.
If you’re not using SOCIAL to DRIVE TRAFFIC and therefore leads that convert to revenue, your brand is LOSING OUT.
Stay safe on the Internet
Be a smart in social media can reduce many cyber bullying problems such as hacking, cracking, phishing etc. Do you know about meaning of SMART in social media?
- S = Be safe –> Keep your personal information safe and secret. Think carefully before you share a photo of yourself or your friends.
- M = Don’t Meet Up –> Never arrange to meet an online friend because it can be dangerous. No matter how well you think you know people, they might be pretending.
- A = Accepting E-mails can be dangerous –> If you receive junk mail or spam messages that make you feel uncomfortable, tell an adult that you trust and delete them. Don’t replay to them.
- R = Reliable? –> The Internet is full of friendly people and amazing information. However, sometimes people might say or write things which are untrue, so you should always think carefully before trusting what you see or hear.
- T = Tell Someone! –> Most of the tie that you are online, you will have lots of fun. However , if you see anything that makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, make sure that you tell an adult that you trust.
- Use passwords that are difficult to predict.
- Avoid over-sharing information on social media.
- Use secure modes of payment such as PayPal.
Security Issues of Today
The internet has allowed for mass communication among people, especially with comings of social media. With so many users online, we must learn to protect our self from threats, not everyone on the internet or every website is safe.
10 SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING RULES PARENTS SHOUKD TEACH THEIR KIDS
- BE KIND : say nice things because you never know who will read what you say
- BE SAFE : know who you are friending and talking to
- BE SECURE : don’t share personal information with strangers
- BE LEGAL : don’t download music or images that you didn’t pay for
- BE PROTECTED : don’t share your passwords with anyone
- BE ALERT : tell an adult when a friend is in trouble online
- BE SMART : use positive words to build your online brand
- BE RESPONSIBLE : don’t access sites and apps you should not access
- BE CONSCIENTIOUS : be truthful, never lie or gossip
- BE MODEST : don’t take or share inappropriate pictures on the internet
TIPS FOR YOUNG DIGITAL PARENTS
- MODEL USE : When kids are around, set an example by using media the way you want them to use it.
- START EARLY: Start when your kids are young by setting screen limits that work for your family’s needs.
- MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS: Hide your apps so they don’t display and shut down your devices during family time .
- USE TOGETHER : Discuss media content with your kids. Be present and aware of what your child is doing online.
- TURN OFF WORK: Set boundaries for work time and family time
They’re being distracted form other Important things and their friends:
- 57% :- of all teens agree that using social media often distracts them when they should be doing homework.
- 64% :- of teen social media users agree that it often distracts them when they should be paying attention to the people they’re with.
- 34% :- of teen smartphone owners say they’ve been woken up by their phones during the night by a call, text, or notification.
- 49% :- of teens agree that social media has taken away form time they could spend with friends in person.
What happens online stays online:
When asked to pick which comes closer to the truth, teens say.
54% – If parents knew what actually happens on social media, they’d be a lot more worried about it.
46% – parents worry too much about teen’s use of social media.
IMPACT OF MEDIA ON FAMILY TIME
12% –> More time together
28 % –> less time together
58%–> No difference
38% –> of children under 2 use a mobile device for media
17% –> of children use mobile devices on a daily basis
Just 28 minutes a day is spend reading or being Read to.
Among parents who own a mobile device
26% –> sometimes use media to keep themselves occupied while out playing with their children
31%–> sometimes let their child play with the device while out running errands
75% =Of all children have access to a mobile device in their home
63%= use a smartphone
40%= use a tablet
27%= use an iPod touch/similar
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
When we pass away, our digital footprint be comes our digital legacy. If you want to control how you’re remembered online, here are 4 tips for taking ownership of your social presence.
- Assign a Digital Executor = Digital executors can close your social media accounts or keep them live.
- Memorialize your Facebook Account = Facebook : prefers to convert profile into memorials. Walls remain active for friends to post condolences. Facebook : allows the family to download account contents with prior authorization or a court order.
- Deactivate your accounts
- Twitter : works with your estate to deactivate an account. They will not let anyone take over an account unless you get an exception.
- LinkedIn : closes an account if a close family member makes the request.
- Instagram : honors family requests to deactivate an account. An heir may keep the account live if the deceased provides them with a username and password .
Live on through social media end -of -life tools
- Dead Social : Creates a series of goodbye videos, texts or photo messages on Facebook and twitter that are published at your digital executor’s request.
- If I Die : Facebook application allows you to creates a single video or text message that is published after you pass. A single message is free $ 25 for five videos.
- Cirrus legacy : An online service that allows you to securely store your usernames, passwords and instruction that are released to your digital executor upon death.
Social Media While Jobs Searching
- Go ahead and ego-surf
Google your name to see if there is anything inappropriate or embarrassing coming up. Are the first results consistent with how you want to be perceived as a person?
Clean up your social media dirt
Look closely for anything that could harm your image -don’t just remove embarrassing photos, but look for any controversial comments or posts too.
- Work on your digital brand
Create a neat, professional and interesting online image that will impress hiring managers and make them want to know more about the offline you.
- See who can see what
Check your privacy settings and use the ‘view as’ option to see what people who are not connected with you can see. Then adjust accordingly.
Next time you post..
- Edit privacy settings
- Make sure the massage is not embarrassing or (highly) controversial
- Check for any grammar errors and typos
Social Media and Body Images
Boys have issues with body image too.
Boys’ own body concerns and risky behaviors can go unnoticed , and their role in supporting healthy attitudes among girls is vital.
Pay attention to your son, too
- Listen for negative body talk.
- Look for dramatic weight loss or fain.
- Check the messages from coaches, peers, and online forums about weight, exercise , and muscle-building.
Measurements of by toy male action figures exceed even that of the biggest bodybuilders.
Unrealistic, sexualized, and stereotypical images and messages about bodies and gender are rampant on the media your kid consumes.
Media is influential- If all your child sees are unrealistic body types she’ll come to believe they’re the ideal.
Immunize your child
- Choose quality media with diverse characters.
- Question assumptions about appearance
- Challenge stereotypes about gender, body types, abilities.
Teens feel pressure to look good and cool online, but also fell social media helps their friendships and connections.
Kids live in constant feedback loop of criticism and connection that moves quickly and is difficult to escape.
Be a social media supporter
- Help teens find supportive online communities.
- Encourage social media breaks when online drama heats up.
- Ask teens how online feedback makes them feel
41% of teen girls say they use social media to “ make themselves look cooler”.