Internet Survival Guide:
Slide 1: Title Page
Slide 2 & 3: An explanation of how the Internet has changed communication. Make sure to use at least one specific example.
The internet changed the community with its amount of freedom, there are rules within the internet, but you don’t have to follow them although you will have consequences. The community are now full of harassers, trolls, and boxers, but with the trolls and such there are innovations that have changed the world. For example, the social medias that are blowing up like wildfire. (Snap chat, Twitter, ETC.)
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.
Slide 4: Immediacy: When a post spreads quickly, to the point where it is hard to undo.
Slide 5:Permanence: When a post is permanently online, it will stay in the internet forever, it will be view able to everyone. When a post is permanently online, it could affect your offline identity, you could be noticed and made fun of, for example, the ermahgerd meme, she uploaded the picture and got harassed in real life.
Slide 6: Lack of Control: When you go overboard with a post, you took it too far, you couldn’t control yourself and now you regret it. Too much can cause it to get too famous or well known which can hurt you later on, if you post too much, like your address, people would know where you live.
Slide 7: Answer the question: “Does the Internet have rules?” Use at least one specific example.
The answer is simple, the internet itself does not have rules, but the apps or social medias have rules that they have themselves, but not the internet. For example, twitter is connected to the internet, the internet does not have any rules, but twitter has rules for the users.
Slide 8: Define cyber bullying in your own words.
Using the internet to bully someone, to a point where you can say anything that you can’t in real life.
Slide 8: Describe at least 2 kinds of cyber bullying and why they are considered cyber bullying
Slide 8: Provide advice for: victims, bullies and bystanders of cyber bullying
Victims: In your state, you can do something about the bullies if it falls onto cyber harassment.
Bullies: Stop, because you can get in huge trouble!
Bystanders: You should always help the person by telling an adult.
Slide 9: What are two ways that you can actively manage and protect your identity and your reputation online? (one of each)
Don’t release personal information
Remember that people you are talking to are real people
Slide 10: Your Top 5 tips for using the Internet
Don’t Go Overboard
Don’t do something you won’t regret
Don’t go around sharing your private info
It all started when a math teacher (Carly McKinney) photos were posted to a twitter account. Her name was Carly McKinney, her twitter page which was created by her friend which included inappropriate photos involved with drugs, and nudity. One of her posts read “Naked. Wet. Stoned.” while another read, “Watching a drug bust go down in the parking lot. It's funny cuz I have weed in my car in the staff parking lot.” Her twitter account consisted of all of half-nude photos. She said that her partner was the one posting all the offending tweets.
Her tweets not only got her fired from her job, but it also affected her life significantly. For example if her students found the photos/tweets of her she would be in huge trouble! She would lose her job and be investigated because of her tweet saying that she was smoking marijuana on school property, but eventually 9NEWS found the tweets and it all went from there. She made her account private instantly.
Lack of control: Everything in this situation was very wrong..but there were some parts that was her fault for going out of control. She told NEWS9 that while taking the pictures she never knew they would get out on social media. And they eventually got out there, she said that she regret taking the pictures, it’s too late now.
Permanence: After being discovered she quickly tried to private her account to save herself from trouble, but it didn’t help. When something is out there in the internet, it is out there forever. Anyone can quickly take a screenshot or make a copy, she did not think about the consequences before taking the pictures.
Immediately: After the pictures and tweets were posted, it was found out immediately, and the news spread like wildfire. At that moment she knew she made a mistake and the backlash was too fast for her to control.
If I were to give her some advice, I would suggest her to not destroy her online reputation with a couple inappropriate pictures. I would also suggest to act more like you are close to your students. Furthermore, I would tell her to act like if her online life was connected to life. I would tell her that her mistakes online can bring consequences on her future.