Sunday, April 06, 2014

Be ware and be aware of social media risks

Prime Point Srinivasan addressed the members of Junior Chamber International India - Madras Marina on 5th Apri 2014 on the topic "Be ware and be aware of social media risks".  

During the presentation, Srinivasan emphasised the need for safe use of internet and social media tools.  He quoted some of the interesting case studies.  He  explained some sections of the Information Technology Act 2000, like Section 66A.

During the talk, Srinivasan insisted every one, particularly young girls,  not to share their personal information in the public domain.  He  quoted some of the cases in which  the young girls were victimised because of their casual approach.  He emphasised the need for using strong passwords and maintaining the secrecy of such passwords.

Srinivasan quoted the examples of 'confession pages' that are popular among students.  Some of the students without knowing the consequences were maligning others, he said.  In many cases, the victims had gone to police authorities. Srinivasan said that the offender could be arrested immediately punished upto 3 to 5 years of imprisonment.    

Srinivasan cautioned all the social media users to use the social media properly without infringing on the rights of others. He also insisted not to become addict to the social media.

In the concluding remark, Mr Prabhakaran, President of JCI India Madras Marina suggested that everybody can keep away from social media one day a week, to avoid being addicted.  

The photos taken during the event (Photo courtesy: Hari Balaji 

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