What we share and WHO we share it with…

WHAT we share and WHO we share it with…

Australians are among the world’s most frequent social media users. About 50% of us use it at least once a day. It is a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but we need to be mindful of what we share and who we share it with.

To explore safe use of social media, students in Year 8 viewed and discusses a short film called #GameOn, following the online experiences of a group of lower secondary students who find themselves in situations that catch them off-guard and teach them the consequences of making poor decisions online.

Then students completed a course by Grok Academy called Information Privacy and Security. In this challenge students played the role of a cyber security expert to find information about others online by reading posts and studying photos in apps via a virtual phone application. 

Students were surprised just how much information you can gather about someone through social media.
“When finding information about people, sometimes it wasn’t the person who posted it, it was their friends. Friends can upload photos to social media and reveal information about you without you knowing.” Mariya Zaghwan 8MP

“One of the character’s shared his address on social media with a friend, this could then be viewed by others.” Isabel Butler 8MP

“A character shared a picture of herself sitting on her letter box, then in another post she shared her address. You can put these two pieces of information together to find where someone lives.” Tiaana Gunatilaka 8MP

Ms Joanne Villis
Digital Technologies Coordinator

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