Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8
The Social Media Stalker Song –(Parody of Every Breath You Take by the Police)-SAC
Last year I posted a list of unfamiliar words that children and teens are using when they are communicating on social media.
The language for social media exchanges is usually short and to the point. With tweets you get 140 characters to share and express your opinion. Needless to say, society isn’t too keen anymore for having run-on sentences because our time, supposedly, is too important, to sit back and enjoy one another’s company.
If you are older and not up to snuff with what this younger generation is talking about through text (phone) or email, I might suggest you take a weekly current events tour around the net. You will be amazed and at times, disappointed to find that just as technology has made our life somewhat convenient, it has also created cyber bullies, closet commentary bigots and racists, online sexual predators, international criminals and non-talented reality and social media celebrities.
Here is a list of websites you may find of use. You might want to consider bookmarking for future use.
Wordlink-This is the world’s biggest online English dictionary, by number of words. Wordlink shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different take on a word’s meaning as possible
Urban Dictionary -All the definitions on Urban Dictionary were written by people just like you. You submit a word, define its meaning and the forum votes on it.
Spot Crime-Is a crime data aggregator. They map the crime incidents, plot them on Google Maps, and deliver alerts via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, RSS and a multitude of other platforms. The data comes from police departments, news reports and user-generated content. You can also report a crime.
Online Safety for Grades K-8 –Topics include bullying and Cyber bullying and a variety of interesting subjects, videos and games
U.S. Department of Justice-Reporting Computer, Internet-related or Intellectual Property Crime. CCIPS prevents, investigates, and prosecutes computer crimes by working with other government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and foreign counterparts.
Federal Bureau of Investigation-Internet Crime Complaint Center–Listing of Internet schemes, scams and trends identified by IC3 with description
Interpol-Social Engineering Fraud-‘Social engineering fraud’ is a broad term that refers to the scams used by criminals to trick, deceive and manipulate their victims into giving out confidential information and funds. Criminals exploit a person’s trust in order to find out their banking details, passwords or other personal data.
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