With the potential of big data and the benefits it can bring, are we willing to surrender our privacy?
Social Engineering (SE) is one of the favorite schemes of cyber criminals to con people. It is the art of human manipulation. If employees are not given proper training about SE , companies will fall to cybercrime. Likewise, if parents are unaware, they and the kids will be victims of negative experience, if not cybercrime.
Though the term “social good” has not caught media attention then, we are doing our part by advocating social computing for social good . We reached-out to parents first and taught them how to keep kids safe online. It has since evolved to include responsible social computing, data privacy and bullying/cyber bullying prevention.
One of the programs school administrators should consider is cyberbullying prevention, ethics and cyberwellness.
Schools and companies, should have a bullying and social web policy, and a restoration program. This will address the administrative discipline of the perpetrator and counselling of the victim.
It is our belief that by proper education, that is levelling-up online intelligence, is the primary defense against cyber abuses.