event impacted your understanding of personal digital privacy


MODULE 5 Topic

For your initial post (FPM5a 3%): Give an example of when you felt your personal privacy was compromised or at risk in some aspect of the online world (ie a social networking site, website, online game, etc). Discuss how this event impacted your understanding of personal digital privacy, and made you rethink the implications for personal privacy in the Digital Age broadly.

In your response (FPM5b 2%) to another student, provide some thoughtful commentary about their Forum Post, and the implications they discuss. Provide some comparisons and contrasts between you, with some thoughts about why that might be (consider socio-demographics).

FPM5 Final Due Date: Fri, June 22nd at 11:45PM.

Each of the six Modules for this course has a Forum Participation for the students to engage in. The Forum Participation are valued at 5% each, in which the student has two tasks to complete: Task One is to respond to the question or statement provided by the Instructor = 3%; Task Two is to respond thoughtfully to another student in your forum group = 2%. The online discussion forums are collaborative spaces of learning. These are spaces where ideas and experiences are shared and in confidence. When we enter into dialogue with one another and in these spaces, we do so with sensitivity and mutual respect. Disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated.

The Forum Participation for each Module will be posted to Sakai on the first day of the Module, which is always a Monday. To earn 5% each module you are required to complete two tasks:

1. Respond to the module question or statement in 400 words minimum. Responses that fall short of the required word length will not receive full marks (3%).

2. Respond to a group member’s post. Responses must be written in full sentences, and at least 200 words. One word replies are insufficient (2%).

Please see the “Forums” tab in Sakai to access the forums. After clicking on this tab, you should be able to see the monthly forum participation topic for your assigned group

To respond to the Instructor’s statement or question click “START A NEW CONVERSATION”.

To respond to another student’s commentary click “Reply” under their post.

As long as you’re following the above guidelines, then you’re earning the marks without question. The parameters around the discussion forums are non-negotiable.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you participate in the monthly discussion forums and in accordance to the guidelines (i.e. minimum word length, responding to the question or statement posed by the Instructor, and responding to a group member).
  • Familiarize yourself with the discussion forum schedule.
  • Once a forum closes, the opportunity to participate is lost. No exceptions will be made.
  • Do not attempt to email responses to the forum questions to the instructor or to a TA: any attempts to do so will receive a grade of zero.
  • It is advised that you keep copies of your forum postings in a word document, should anything go awry with Sakai.

student essay:(need to response2%)

There have been many times where I have felt that my personal privacy has been compromised or at risk in online activity. At the end of March all Facebook data was breached, and legally nothing could be done to resolve the situation. All Facebook accounts when created has you agree to a terms and policies agreement, which I did not read when I created my account, like most people do. I feel that if there were such serious things in the terms and policies, it should be highlighted, or make the statements more compact so we are able to realize what we are officially agreeing to.

I find that when I am on Facebook, it has stored data on my purchasing details and storing personal information. For example, when I go to a website to buy clothes online, such as Sport Chek and Lululemon, the next time I log onto Facebook, the advertisements are all directed towards the specific online stores I visited. Facebook has also proven to me that it stores personal information to my computer, because when I go to other websites to sign up for a new account, it gives me the option to sign in using my Facebook account, rather than creating a new profile.

The other major concern I have for the internet and social media platforms, that had me reconsider the amount of internet I use, is privacy and location settings. As someone who is in Child and Youth Studies, this is a frequent topic that is discussed as the children and youth on social media are under 18. After Facebook was breached, I put my Snapchat on ghost mode, made my Instagram account and Twitter account private, and limit my time on social media sites.

After the Facebook security breach issues it made me realize that being online and on social media websites and applications is not what is important. I am working at an overnight camp this summer for ten weeks, and only planning on using the internet for summer classes, allowing myself to focus on what is more important. To conclude, as horrible as the security breach was for people all over the world, I believe it was a wake up call that was much needed for both the companies and the consumers. The companies are now more aware of the level of security their consumers require, and the consumers are now more aware of the level of privacy required to ensure their safety