Hi everyone! Sorry I have not been posting for the last couple of weeks, my auntie Wendy passed away so I have been super preoccupied. Still not done grieving but life goes on!

the topic to be covered: “Cyber safety”. Now I feel that I grew up in a period where technology, at least in terms of social media was revolutionized. With major platforms like Snapchat and Instagram really taking off and dominating the social media space. Snapchat really became popular in my early teens around 2014, same with Instagram. The key thing about these two apps is obviously photos and photography. The core memory I have about cyber safety was regarding media via primarily these platforms. In grade 8 we had an assembly where the principal and other staff members gave a presentation on the implications of inappropriate photos and dangerous photos. Even several police officers came in and educated us on this, telling us the law and consequences of taking and receiving inappropriate photos.

Then, once I got to high school we began to learn about the actual dangers lurking on the internet. Things like hackers being able to take control of the webcam of a laptop, or being able to locate the location of a cell phone. Both this and the assembly in elementary primarily focused on using scare tactics to make us think about our actions and safety measures when using the internet and social media.