by TeachThought Staff
By now, the idea of a digital footprint isn’t new.
The dangers of social media for teens–from financial loss and identify thefit to bullying and threatening future employability–are real.
Both adults and children alike have been cautioned to constantly be aware of the trail they leave when online. Instagram images, facebook status updates, cyberbullying, web security, credit card information, identity theft, graphic content, password security, and all underscore the existing threat to our physical, digital, financial, and overall ‘security’—and our collective need for diligence.
In the video, RaffertyWeiss Media explains that they “produced (this) video for the National Center for Missing Children about the dangers of social media for teenagers.”
It’s obvious the uses teens to play the role of their real-world analogs but the message is clear (and likely a dead horse by this point): there are real-world consequences to divulging private information through social media, and in one way or another almost everything teen’s want to share is personal.
This makes social media a special sort of confluence of risk, trend, danger, and intrigue for those (or an age of ‘those’) that struggle to see the big picture. That they do all of this in a handful of clicks makes it even more important to understand.
The Dangers Of Social Media: A Video Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks
The Dangers Of Social Media: Exploring A Teen’s Digital Footprint In 6 Clicks Or Less