The internet has so much control over our daily lives in today’s technologically drive era. We use it for school, careers, finding business reviews, but maybe most predominantly, for social media. It is our job to make the internet a safe space for all to use.
FIT is a contributor to creating cyber awareness, which includes ideas such as knowing how to personal information safe online and ending cyber bullying all together. Classes taken by FIT students, along with their campaign workshop, brought about the event taking place this Tuesday, April 17th in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. A Special Events Marketing class, taught by Associate Chair Lorettas Volpe of Advertising Marketing and Communications and a Video Studio Production class, taught by Professor Michael Cokkinos, were some of the courses that helped contribute to the students’ cyber bullying initiative. Some of the activities at the event will be presentations, panels, and training, all pertaining to being safe and civil on the internet. The slogan of this event, fittingly so, is “Be Aware of What You Share.”
Students created other slogans and campaigns, such as “Don’t Be Mean Behind the Screen,” and “Don’t Roast Me, Boast Me,” which is the title of one of a few video series. This one in particular discusses the concept of replacing negative comments online with positive ones. There will even be a movie night for the movie Cyberbully. Stay tuned for all the events geared toward taking positive steps forward so you too can get involved!
In the last 15 years, computing technology has become increasingly central in everyone’s life. From private to public information, criminals prey on computers to steal information, money, and identities. As do bullies hide behind screens to harass and assault victims.
Luckily at FIT, a nationally recognized program has been underway to promote cyber awareness. In efforts to make our school cyber safe, FIT is utilizing our student body to put in real voices behind an important message.
There are two save the dates for really awesome events that are going to happen this semester! One happening this week, February 21st, 2018 for Campus Safety Day – where being safe through out all aspects of life at FIT and in the real-world are going to be out and about. As well as CYBERSAFE DAY on March 22nd, 2018 – a program dedicated specifically to being cyber aware and safe in the online realm.
Per an IBM study, 95% of all data breaches involve human error, so come out to learn more on how you can stay safe online and be aware of those who are trying to harm you – in any way.