How to stay in control of social networking

ThinkUKnow Australia has some excellent resources on managing social media. Their article on How to stay in control of social networking shows young adults (and older ones too) how to manage social networks effectively and for them to be beneficial to our lives, rather than a distraction or a nuisance.

This article covers

  • What are the risks?
  • How can young people stay in control?
  • Learn how to report when things go wrong in social networking
  • Learn how young people have fun with social networking.

Well worth a read.

Internet safety presentation

Kew High School will be hosting a ThinkUKnow Internet Safety presentation on Monday 17th October, 2011 and all parents and carers are encouraged to attend.  The evening will commence at 7 pm in the VCE Centre.  The presentation will cover topics such as how young people are using technology, online grooming, cyber-bullying, inappropriate content and e-security.

ThinkUKnow is an internet safety initiative which aims to raise awareness of the issues which young people face online and whilst using mobile phones.  It is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Microsoft Australia, and is now proudly supported by ninemsn.

Please note the date in your diaries — it is an event that should not be missed.  We look forward to seeing you all at the presentation.  Please note that the session is tailored for an adult audience and we ask that young people are not present.

Privacy, Facebook and social media: two videos

These two videos are excellent for young adults to watch and consider the implications of social media. The maker’s say

This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that helps children to understand what constitutes personal information. The assembly enables children to understand that they need to be just as protective of their personal information online, as they are in the real world. It also directs where to go and what to do if children are worried about any of the issues covered. For more information please visit: Thinkuknow:

The first video is aimed at 8-12 year olds

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The second one is for 11-16 year olds:

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Each video only runs for just over 8 minutes.