I really enjoyed reading Karen’s blog post- http://karensm.edublogs.org/2013/05/03/are-blogs-dangerous/#comment-66 about the benefits, but also potential dangers faced when blogging.
Karen has posted two short articles about both topics, which I found quite interesting.
The second article ‘The Dangers in Blogging’ was the most intriguing. The topics addressed in this article are always in the back of my mind. I am always re-looking and re-evaluating whether I am using my social media in a safe manner, to keep me free from potential online stalkers. This is something to keep in mind when working with students, it will be important in my teaching to inform students how to use social media appropriately (e.g. not writing personal information in blog posts, not using their full name, not giving away personal information, such as their birth date on their profiles etc…)
It’s always nice to be reminded of these things myself.