Internet Survival Guide
An explanation of how the Internet has changed communication. Make sure to use at least one specific example. How the internet changed communication is that phones weren’t able to post, share or text pictures. When the first phone was invented the only thing it could do is to help people talk to one another. With the modern day phone that comes with built in internet we’re able to post, share or text to anyone we want.
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 a post or a comment can spread throughout the internet. How this can affect our offline and online identities is that if a post is offensive or any other type of discrimination people will bully you or torment you. For example when Tyler committed suicide, his roommate was charged for murder because he was the reason Tyler killed himself.
Permanence is when a post or comment can’t be taken off online. This is due to screenshots, sharing, and re posting. How this can affect you online and offline identity is that people you don’t know can trace where that post came from and get your information and start harassing you. For example, Amanda Todd’s friends posted her flashing and shared it to everyone. That post was then seen by a child molester and he tracked the picture down and started to torment Amanda.
Lack of control is how a post or comment can be even if you delete. How it can affect our offline and online is that, online people can re post, share,or screenshot a text, comment, post or comment. An outcome of this is that even if you try delete any type of post. A example of this is when Amanda Todd flashed her friends they took a screenshot, and Amanda tried to delete the pictures, but she couldn’t because everyone kept sharing and sending.
What are two ways that you can actively manage and protect your identity and your reputation online? (one of each) Two ways to actively manage and protect your identity and your reputation online is to never type down your full name in the bio of your page and never type down your phone number in the bio as well. To protect your online reputation is to never give or post any personal or family related problems online.
Answer the question: “Does the Internet have rules?” Use at least one specific example. The internet does have rules, for example if there is a website that has some type of inappropriate content on it, it can be taken down.
Define Cyber Bullying in Your Own Words. Cyber bullying is when a person is harassing or following another user of the internet online.
Describe at least 2 Kinds of Cyber Bullying and Why They are Considered Cyber Bullying Harassment and Outing, they are considered cyber bullying because harassment is sending offensive picture or comments and rude messages. Outing is considered cyber bullying because it is when someone is posting private pictures of another user, to the public.
Provide advice for: victims, bullies and bystanders of cyber bullying
Advice I would give for any type of user for the internet is that never share anything personal, think before you post, ask adults for help to solve the problem, and never be apart of the problem.
Your Top 5 tips for using the Internet
1)Think about your post or comment
2)Never share any personal information
3)Never be part of a problem
4)Don’t be too attached to the internet
5)If there is a problem ask for help
Think Before you Post
Amanda Todd is mostly known for her YouTube post of her telling her story with flash cards. Her death was lead to cyberbullying(online and offline) and harassment. Her story started during a facetime online with some friends. They dared her to flash on camera, Amanda then flashed her friends, at first she didn’t think of the consequences. How immediacy in this story is that the next day (after Amanda Todd flashed her friends), the police came to Todd’s home, saying that someone took a picture of her flashing. The picture was posted online and became viral. Amanda tried her best to get it down, but a man took a screenshot of her chest and sent it to everyone she knows.
"I can never get that photo back," she wrote. "It's out there forever." quote Amanda Todd. This lack of control and performance is what drove Amanda to drugs,depression, cutting and a suicide attempt with bleach. Amanda also tried to escape her bullies by moving from towns and schools. Even though the picture was Amanda had the choice to flash or not, her lack of control online is what lead to her death. How permanence played in this story is that people who saw and took a screenshot of the picture would never forget about it. Also no one would let her forget about it either. If I ever had the chance to warn Amanda about her action, is that think before you do, because whatever you do it can haunt you forever.