Explain the societal issues raised by social media.

Social media is having a huge impact on society and is becoming stronger over time as people of all ages are using the multiple types of social Medias on all platforms

Here is a few examples of societal issues raised by social media

It provide support and safely information during a crisis- during natural disasters of bombing social media has been used to make sure friends and families were ok

To help in the solving of crimes – social media has been used in law to track down criminals

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Explain the potential dangers of social media to individuals including personal safety.

There is a number of dangers when people use social media some of them are, hacking phishing, stalking and bullying

Examples of hacking

New York times hack (2002)

In 2002 19-year-old Adrian Lamo hacked into the internal network of the New York Times and accessed many sensitive records. He accessed records that contained phone numbers, home addresses

Gary McKinnon hacks the US military

Scottish hacker Gary McKinnon, who went by the handle Solo, was accused of hacking to several US military computers in 2001 and 2002. McKinnon allegedly wanted to know what the government knew about UFOs. Military officials said the damage caused by McKinnon included the deletion of critical files from operating systems.


The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers, online.

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Explain social presence including digital footprint.

Your digital footprint is everything on the internet that is about you. This could include

* a profile on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn

* photographs that you, your friends or family have posted online

* Anything you have written or that has been written about you, for instance on discussion boards, blogs, or in articles.

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Explain the rights and responsibilities of individuals when using social media

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* Our kids must have access to knowledge of how the internet works

* how information is accessed

* what is fact and what is not

* what is content and what is advertising

Protection * from bullying and harassment

* from violence

* from any who make them feel they have no value


* right to participate in discussions and forums

* right to engage and interact on social media and websites

* right to an opinion without fear of violence or harassment


Respect Others

* Our kids must know it is their responsibility not to impede the basic rights of others or in any way participate in behaviour that is detrimental to others.

Respect Ourselves

* And equally important is a responsibility to
respect ourselves. Our kids must be aware of their digital footprint and how this effects how they are perceived and who and what they represent.

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