Benefits and Hazards of Social Networking

I gave the following presentation last Saturday at the St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. The audience were mostly parents of high school students. The main premise of the talk is that online social networks, such as Facebook, Multiply and Twitter, have their advantages and usefullness but porn and other inappropriate content are also lurking on the world wide web. Thus young people do not only need to be safe and smart online but also have to develop a greater sense of responsibility in their use of the internet.