91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.
71% post their school name, up from 49%.
71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.
53% post their email address, up from 29%.
20% post their cell phone number, up from 2%.
In addition to the trend questions, we also asked five new questions about the profile teens use most often and found that among teen social media users:
92% post their real name to the profile they use most often.2
84% post their interests, such as movies, music, or books they like.
82% post their birth date.
62% post their relationship status.
24% post videos of themselves.
What Couros questions is the push from some schools and parents for students to remain anonymous on the net. As this is obviously not happening, Couros suggests that perhaps we should be teaching our young adults (and children) to post appropriately. A good digital footprint will soon replace a curriculum vitae (if that’s not already the case).
This useful infographic was developed by Know the Net, a UK site that
is an impartial website that helps individuals, families and businesses get the most out of the internet. It is funded by Nominet– the not-for-profit organisation – as part of its commitment to making the internet a more trusted space for everyone who uses it.
We aim to offer some of the most reliable and accessible, impartial advice to help you make the most of the internet and keep you, your family, and your business (if you have one), stay safe and secure online.
The following information and video comes from Cyberwise:
This is a simple guide to help parents and educators understand why digital citizenship is the first step towards media literacy, go to the website to download the free companion guide and to learn more!
Yet again another well known Australian has made a mess of their standing in the community via social media.
Australian cricketer David Warner took to Twitter to argue with journalists over the weekend. The argument wasn’t the issue so much, but how Warner worded his responses. Swearing and put downs were the order of the day from someone who represents his country and was sure to have had social media lessons from Cricket Australia.
Interestingly, as of Monday 20 May, the tweets had not been deleted. Warner is set to be sanctioned by Cricket Australia.
One way to look at the web is that it’s billions of people, anonymous, a shooting gallery of others. The other way is to visualize the smaller circles, the tribes of interdependent human beings helping and being helped.
When we steal or disrupt or game the system of a community we care about, we hurt everyone we say we’re connected to, and thus hurt ourselves.
It’s a healthy reminder that our digital footprint will follow us around for our entire lives and affect many aspects of our lives. It’s up to us to ensure that our digital footprint is a good one that adds to our relationships and work, rather than detract from them. We can use social media to build ourselves a culture of trust and respect. Or not.