Social Media and online behaviour – Why don’t we turn the phone off to stop cyber bullying ?

Derived from transcripts of Interview between Peter Sutton – social media consultant and Radio Northern Beaches personality Ian Nicholas for RNB 88.7 and 90.3 FM Sydney – Serving Manly. 2017-10-18 @ 11:55:21 It may sound like a great idea – but it is not that simple – unfortunately. One of the key things to remember…

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Social Media – With great power comes great responsibility.

Social media is dynamically changing the way in which we share an opinion and advocate a cause. Social media puts us all within easy communication of each other. Allowing us all to share our opinions, be read and heard, social media gives an equal voice to everyone. With great power comes great responsibility – is…

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Social media`s hidden depth – your personal life and your private information.

How much of your personal life or private information should you post to social media? In response to recent events in the media, social media consultant Peter Sutton was interviewed by Mandy Page from Sydney`s TripleM radio on their breakfast show. As it transpires there has been some social media attention as well as terrestrial…

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I’m ready for my close up now Mr DeMille – Quest for the perfect selfie.

It starts with a simple Selfie. The quest for the perfect portrait shot – encapsulated in the act of a Selfie. It’s a universal phenomenon in the world of Social Media – the Ubiquitous Selfie. Not only for the young, but no one gives it quite the style that teenage girls do. Not only for…

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The snapchat streaker – social media flash in the pan?

“My son wants to streak with his friends”, says one mother engaging me in conversation. A wry smile breaks out across my face – it’s not what you think it is – I say. We may not be talking about her son taking off his clothes in public and making a dash in full view…

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Finding the ‘good’ in social media

It’s a frantic phone call from a good friend, Trudy. ‘Can you help me with my Facebook Profile? I have three accounts, and since purchasing my new phone, I can only access one. It only has one friend! I would like to be able to receive my birthday wishes on the correct account and delete…

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Building Social Media Bridges for Generations

We are quick to judge negatively the use of technology by younger generations. As a university student in the late 80s, walking into the pit of a lecture theatre and staring at the elevating pitch of chairs was a great experience. Fast forward 27 years, ‘plugging-in’ for a guest lecture about the impact of social…

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Dealing with the Negatives of Social Media

‘Teen boy allegedly sexually assaulted drunk girl while mate filmed attack’ is a fearful reminder that parents and schools hold a responsibility to identify social media risk and help teens understand the implications of their online actions. In no way is a man raping a woman ever okay. To video such acts and then distribute them…

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How do schools honour tragedy online?

The weekend news speeds across phone screens in short, panic stricken messages over social media. Tragically 1 teen has been killed and 3 others are seriously injured from a car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Information is sketchy but the 4 teens attend two neighbouring high schools and are in their final…

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Principals, it’s time to own your school on social media

Without a sustainable long-term focus on social media, ‘slut shaming’ and ‘sexting’ will be cementing itself in schools and normalising in the minds of parents. When it comes to social media in schools, now more than ever principals need to take direct, strategic action. Owning a school’s online presence is not sending a member of the development…

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