Social Media has exploded in the last decade and its influence on adolescents is a topic of constant debate. Yet the ultimate question remains: how young is too young to be using social networks? Social Media can be addictive because of its user’s curiosity about the contacts, recent events, and the general need to constantly know what their peers are up to.
Over three dozen schools across the country have fallen victim to attacks by cyberthieves this year alone: Paychecks and data are being stolen, and networks are being taken over to extort money.
Schools are rushing to increase the use of technology in the classroom but aren’t taking the proper precautions to keep data secure.