Not so long ago the phrase ‘social media’ didn’t even exist. Now, for many of us, life has become: Eat. Sleep. Check timelines.
Facebook alone now has more than 1.5 billion users worldwide. This changing world has brought new opportunities but also pitfalls. Every week there seems to be a news headline about someone who has got into trouble through social media.
So what are some of the biggest dangers and how can you avoid them?
I- Word Understanding
Timelines – a list of events in the order that they happened
Pitfalls – a hidden or not easily recognized danger or difficulty
II – Have Your Say
1. Are you a social media user? Why do you think people like using social media?
2. Here are 4 of the biggest dangers of social media. How can we avoid them?
A. Trolling – writing malicious comments to upset other people.
B. Going viral – posting something that becomes very popular
C. Online dares – are popular but could sometimes have tragic consequences
D. Not thinking ahead when writing something on social media