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Read the sentences about what some teenagers do on a social networking site and tick G (good) or NG (not good). G NG 1 Thomas made a post about a party that he is having at home. 2 Karen writes a lot of personal information on her site. 3 Philip asked his parents if it was OK to join a social networking site. 4 Anne got a message from someone she doesn’t know and she answers it. 5 Peter doesn’t invite people he doesn’t know to his site. 6 Jennifer only visits sites from people she knows. 7 Tim doesn’t know all the friends on his site. 8 Ben never writes his phone number or email address into his profile. 9 Read the following article about the rules for using Facebook and other social networking sites. Then talk about the rules. Do you agree or disagree? 8 There has been a lot of criticism1 of social networking sites in the past, including issues2 of privacy, bullying and not being able to delete your account. Another problem is child safety. Therefore, there are rules that you should follow when you are on a social networking site. • Get your parents’ permission3 before you join a social networking site. • Never share personal information like your personal address, phone number or email address. • All your privacy settings should be set to “only my friends” or “no one”. Check these pages to make sure nothing has changed. • Don’t post silly pictures of yourself or of your friends. • Never interact or agree to meet somebody you don’t know on a social networking site. • Only people who are your friends in real life should be your online friends. • Never say that you will give a party on a social networking site. • Only visit profiles of people you know. SAFER SOCIAL NETWORKS 1 criticism: Kritik 2 issue: Thema, Frage, Problem 3 permission: Erlaubnis 83 Unit 7 · Media and technology Listening Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv