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Dangers of The Spiderweb

Dangers of the Web

By Andrew Deaver

Blog-A site created by one person to tell their thoughts. Its like an open diary.


Flaming-Hostile action between users of the internet.


P2P-Means "peer to peer". People can interact through this website. This usually includes social media


Phishing-The attempt to obtain information about a person through electronic communication.


Podcast-Downloadable audio file from the internet. Usually has several installments that go along with the first.


Aggregator-Website that display's specific items like "videos of news" or "social media finder"

Digital Life 101

The password is your first line of defense. I only permits people who know the password into the account. Unfortunately, people may get lucky guesses or programs to break into accounts. In order to prevent this you must make your password long and hard to guess.




  • Put numbers, periods, exclamation marks, or other strange symbols to make your password hard to guess. It is most effective when you put numbers after your password.


  • Make it more than 6 characters long. Some websites require you to make your password a certain legnth to secure your account.


  • Never share your password with anyone you don't know. The rule used to be "don't share your password with anyone" but now, people make group accounts and cooperate on the same account, that is not so much the case. Beware, if you are repetitive with your password and you share one of your passwords with someone, you must trust them. They may be able to get into other accounts.


  • When using ettiquette on the net, make sure you don't leak fragile information about another person. This could ruin their reputation and affect their life in the real world.


  • Leaving negative comments is almost always never okay. Why even bother saying anything? If anyone ever does leave a negative comment on your post, just ignore it. People like that aren't worth argueing with or crying over.


  • If your going to argue with someone do it on text or in a private message. Don't do it in a comment section or on your own account. Nobody wants to see your relationship issues.


  • Don't pose as someone else on a website. This can lead to the other person being confused or forming a bond with you and would result in him/her having a friendship with someone who doesn't even exist. This is especially awkward if you know the person personally.


  • Don't form friendships with people online. You don't know what could be behind that avatar picture!


Protecting yourself online, is almost more important than your password. You can delete an account or change a password, but you can't delete knowledge form people's minds. Stuff like this may haunt you wherever you go. The internet is vast, more and more people are constantly hopping aboard the train.


  • Don't post personal information such as: Where you live, full name, email, phone numb, etc.


  • Never, EVER, post or send nudes online.


  • Setting an account on private makes it so people have to request your permission to see your photos. This is so creepy people can't stalk your account. Trust me, there are more creepy people on the internet than there are in real life, because they think they are perfectly safe behind a screen.

Protect Yourself Online

Piracy is the lawbreaking act of buying a piece of media "book, song, movie, etc." then allowing anyone to view to view it. This is a specific law in copyright and anyone who commits piracy may be sued and the piece of media pirated is taken down. The perosn committing this act may be reselling the pirated item for more money to make a profit. This way they are taking a music file and saying they have rights to sell it which is copyright infringement. If the artist finds out, they may take all of their money that they made and more. The pirater may also post it online free for anyone to use.

Digital Piracy

Social media is an online website where you can share your life, thoughts, art, memes, etc. with friends or random people. 




  • Don't post malicious content about someone or make fun of someone. These could severely hurt their reputation and feelings. Many young teens have gone overboard in reacting to someone making fun of them some commit suicide. This is one of the most serious issues about social media.
  • Hacking into peoples accounts via: guessing, hacking, special program is illegal and your account will be immidiately taken down and your ip/email will be banned.



  • Put your account on private
  • Don't post personal stuff on your feed. Normal people will find it awkward and weird people will take advantage.

Social Media

Cyberbullying is the act of making fun of someone, posting malicious content about someone, or any other act that hurts someone on the internet. This is most common on social media websites between people who don't know each other. When on social media, people find it comforting sitting behind a screen and people don't know who they are. This feeling of "nobody knows who you are" gives young teens the sense that they can get away with anything they post. Never have this feeling. Several teens have commited suicide over this issue and, trust me, they will find the one who pushed them to do it. The social media website has your email, ip adress, maybe your phone number, etc, etc, etc. You CANNOT get away with major cyberbullying on the internet.


If you are ever cyberbullied here are some tips:


  • Block them from viewing/commenting on your account.


  • Keep it on private so no one you dont know will get into your account and say mean things for the fun of it.


  •  Don't have social media. I've never really understood why I need it besides communicating directly with someone because I missed an assignment or something. Nothing monumentous happens on there.


  •  Just ignore it. This is probably the best solution to all of your problems in cyberbullying. If they don't get a response they'll give up eventually. As for things that damage your reputation. Unless it's something terrible you did that they leaked out, people should forget about it by the 3rd day. Social media travels fast and there is always something newer to obsess over, it's not like it will haunt you for the rest of your life.

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