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Safety on social media

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Suzanne
Which safety policies could be introduced to social media to make it safer for everybody? Is there any that exist that work that could be used on other platforms/social networks?
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GamerGirl
Great topic! One of the things I've always thought would improve safety on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and all the others is to make the sign up procedure more stringent so it's not as easy to set up multiple/anonymous accounts. I think if accounts (ownership) were verified at signup point it would reduce a lot of the problems we have with cyberbullying and abuse.
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SuperDad

In reply to GamerGirl

Sound good GamerGirl but how can this be done? It would need to be really easy because the companies won't want to see a drop off in signups due to lengthy signup processes. Great idea, it's just working out the minor details!
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Marti
Social networks should make sure people know about personal data protection and what the risks are before they open settings that allow public access pics and info about themselves.
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CybersmileTeam

In reply to Marti

I read in the media today that Facebook have said that when anybody uploads an image that it's Facebook's property. What do you think of that?
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Adam
Ive just read about Facebook having to apologise to performance artists for closing down their accounts because of using assumed names. They think they can make the rules up as they go along!
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Frank
Clearer guidelines for setting up social media accounts is needed. People just rush in and set up accounts without thinking about the information they are making public.
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David85
Policies should include providing or at least pointing users to some kind of support resources for problems like cyber-bullying and abuse. Its not good enough just to say "we are not responsible".
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CybersmileTeam
How about schools accepting that social media is a huge part of our children's lives and start teaching how to use it safely and effectively? This needs to be more concentrated than their current wide remit of 'internet safety' that seems to concentrate so much on sexual related safety. You'll be surprised how many teachers still don't understand social media!
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David85
Good point cybersmile, schools should be teaching kids about empathy, emotional intelligence and basic human compassion in relation to online communications.