Internet Survival Guide

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An explanation of how the Internet has changed communication. Make sure to use at least one specific example.

Over time the internet has changed drastically because more people are allowed to access it. For example, when the internet was first created only major companies were allowed to post content and no one could leave comments but now anyone can post content and feedback on another person's post.

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Define Immediacy, Permanence and Lack of Control as they pertain to the Internet and explain how Immediacy, Permanence and Lack of Control affect both our offline and our online identities and lives. Include at least one example for each.

(Immediacy) Is how quickly something can be posted and spread on social media.

(Permanence) is how a picture or video stays on the internet even when you delete it and/or

(Lack of Control ) is having no control over what people post of you or what people do to what you post,

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What are two ways that you can actively manage and protect your identity and your reputation online? (one of each)

Google Search/ Google Image Search  yourself to be aware of what others see when they search for you. Also, set up a Google alert on your name to track new posts about you.

To protect your online identity remember to think before you post and separate your social life from work and school. For example, create different emails for school/ work and social life.

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Answer the question: “Does the Internet have rules?” Use at least one specific example.

The internet in my opinion has rules but they are not known or followed. For example there is terms and regulations for most internet applications but, no one reads them or follow them which results in a lack of order.

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Define cyberbullying in your own words.

Cyberbullying is using online applications to harass and intimidate someone, typically by posting unwanted pictures and sending threats.  

Describe at least 2 kinds of cyberbullying and why they are considered cyberbullying

  • Unintentional ( making someone feel uncomfortable through a post without meaning to.)

  • (Trolling) posting comments online with the purpose of provoking someone.

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Provide advice for: victims, bullies and bystanders of cyberbullying

Victims: Always be aware of your online friends and never think that the bullying is your fault.

Bullies: Remember that just because you are behind a screen

Bystanders: Never jump into the situation and always report. Never ever spread the word and information of the situation.

Slide 10

Your Top 5 tips for using the Internet

  • Be aware of who you trust

  • Consider other people's feelings

  • Be responsible

  • Be cautious of your personal information

  • Think before you post