Child/Teen Security in Online Communities

Child n Teen Security 03Recently I came into a situation which I want to share with you. I would love to hear your opinions about it.

I play an online game (one of these brain-dead click browser games which are perfect to „play“ during busy mom days) and met a girl in there. She was fourteen years old and pretty ingenuous when it came to information about her person.

As soon as she had joined our team she asked if we’d like her to introduce herself. Our team leader said something like „Well, if you are bored, feel free.“ so she told us her real-life first name, her exact birth date and that we could always ask if we would like to know more about her. When I looked into her profile to see her stats, I noticed she had linked to several social media profiles belonging to her. As I’m naturally curious about these, I quickly checked them. Continue reading

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5 Social Media Lessons to learn from “Gone Girl”

Gone Girl LessonsI recently finished reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, and there are some lessons about Social Media included many companies (and/or people) don’t really realize, or even worse: deny.

Spoiler warning: I talk about the last third of the book, so if you haven’t read it yet but plan to, be aware that there might be spoilers included.

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