If you have ever tried to ensure that your privacy settings have been set up properly on Facebook, you know that it’s not an easy task.
It’s not just a matter of an ON/OFF – it’s a matter of a lot of ON/OFFs, pictures and photos, gaming, and then you need to understand the implications of a "friend of a friend" and just what that means. It’s a pretty involved process.
Then, there’s the spammers and the scammers and the hackers and the lot who wish you ill. What’s a person to do? Recently, Facebook has tried to help the cause with the release of the document "A Guide to Facebook Security".
The document is big – 20 pages big. Just the fact that it took that much room to cover the issues confirms that protecting yourself isn’t a simple task. But, the authors seem to have covered it all and dig into the corners of the online service to try and help understand how to set your options and understand what it all means.
I think that Facebook is doing their best to be a responsible online provider by making this available. For education, if you’re going to use Facebook in the classroom, this would be a terrific resource. If you’re not using or allowing Facebook in your schools, it’s still a reference worth sharing with students and their parents during a family internet safety night. It is an important issue that all need to understand and it’s here all in one place rather than scattered throughout the internet.
Follow the link above and grab your copy of this PDF document and take the time to read it. You’ll be glad that you did.
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Better control in Google Sites with page-level permissions – Docs Blog
Using page-level permissions, you can make some pages private for certain users while keeping other pages public for everyone to see. For instance, let’s say you have a Google Site that you’ve shared with your team and your manager. You can allow your team to see one set of pages, let your manager edit another set of pages, and keep yet another set of pages private for only you.
Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers
Should be required reading for teens using Facebook.
Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers | PCWorld
Facebook has published a free, 20-page guide aimed at teens, their parents and teachers that explains best practices for protecting their safety and privacy on the site.
PLN Explained By Will Richardson – The Educator’s PLN
This is an explanation of what a personal Learning Network is.
Free computer science classes online
Stanford Engineering professors are offering three of the school’s most popular computer science courses for free online this fall, and at the same time launching an experiment that could transform the way online education is delivered.
SlideSushi – Classroom Presentations for Busy Teachers
Classroom Presentations for Busy Teachers
No Signup. No Download. Just Use!
Twitter Chats and how NOT to swamp your followers
This is a bit of great advice that would work nicely if people had the discipline to do it.
Twitter Chats and how NOT to swamp your followers – Joel Hughes – Internet Strategy, PHP dev, websites, Twitter, location etc
Occasionally you may want to get involved in a Twitter ‘chat’. These
are a great way to participate with a group discussion but doing so can also swamp your followers with irrelevant tweets.
The Free TV Network
Watch television online.
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