Bad people are not allowed to read this

Are you a bad person? Well, then you are not allowed to read the following.

There, now that the bad people have gone, I can continue… Andy Phippen and colleagues at Plymouth have been studying eSafety, and have noted that children continue to use social networking sites with little regard or awareness of guidelines or apparent common sense.

The opening of this post is inspired directly by a quote they found on a teen’s social networking profile.

First an important message: please no pervs, murderurs, rapists, racists and just plain wierdos off limits,no comments no lukin on my profile.fullstop….f off!

As a protection mechanism, perhaps a touch less effective than taking care over privacy settings and careful selection of what information to post.

3 thoughts on “Bad people are not allowed to read this

  1. Gia

    With so many adults (parents and teachers) not completely clued up on eSafety and the potential future repercussions of posting information online, who are kids and teens to learn from?

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  2. Daniel Livingstone

    I think that has been highlighted as a problem… educating teachers should be a priority I guess as CPD / in-service training means that it should be possible to actually reach them!

    Educating parents… worthwhile but tricky!

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