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Mathieu Plourde

As Paris Terror Attacks Unfolded, Social Media Tools Offered Help in Crisis - The New Y... - 0 views

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    "Facebook activated its Safety Check tool, which allows users in an area affected by a crisis to mark themselves or others as safe. Facebook created the tool to help in times of crisis, a spokeswoman, Anna Richardson White, said on Saturday, and it has activated it five times in the last year after natural disasters. But this was the first time it was activated for something like this, she said. "People turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates, which is why we created Safety Check and why we have activated it for people in Paris," Ms. White said."
Mathieu Plourde

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "With children spending time online at younger and younger ages, it is vital that we explicitly teach young children how to protect themselves online. Most young children get the "Stranger Danger" talk at school, so they know about how to handle strangers in their neighborhood and in face-to-face situations."
Mathieu Plourde

Essay on how one college responded to anonymous offensive postings on Yik Yak @insidehi... - 0 views

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    This year, Yik Yak is the app du jour; racist, sexist, and homophobic comments posted on Yik Yak have led to student protests on some campuses, and attempts by administrators to block access to the site on others. But Yik Yak is not the problem; in fact, I am confident that the hype over this particular app will soon die down, and it will be replaced by some new, more exciting tool. The problem lies in a culture that accepts - indeed embraces - the act of broadcasting, behind a protective mask of anonymity, statements that most would find offensive.
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