Social Media Safety and Intelligence
What you'll learn
- Recognise What Social Networks Are
- How Social Networks Keep Us Distracted and Hooked
- How to Deal with Toxic and Negative Social Network Users
- Recognising and Stoping Cyberbullying and Attackers on Social Media
- Know what social networks are
- Know what the internet is
This course helps you understand what social networks are and why they were created. It also helps us understand how they target us and how they make us addicted to them. It also teaches us how to use social networks while discovering and stoping the toxicity and negativity that creates depression.
We start by looking at how social networks are built then we move on to how they target people and create audiences for advertising. Advertising systems are used by advertisers to target and collect data on all users across multiple networks. These applications also collect data about everything we do on our smart phones and computers which makes targeting us much easier.
Topics discussed in this course:
How Social Networks Are Built
How Social Networks Target Groups of People
How false news, propaganda and interest groups use social networks to spread lies
What Cyber Risks and Threats are Hidden in Social Media
How to recognise and stop toxicity and negative interactions on social networks
What mental health issues are seen by people who use social media
We then look at the risks and how social network apps create anxiety and depression through sustained usage via mobile apps that keep us hooked via endorphin releases (likes). This course is based on research done on the mental health issues created by social media apps and usage as well as cyberbullying and how unvetted advertisers spread fake news and propaganda. Additional research in my book The Social Media Dilemma on Amazon shows how social networks effects on mental health such as depression, suicides, attention deficits as well as negative body image.
Who this course is for:
- Everyone who uses social media or networks online
- Anyone that uses social networks either privately or for business
- Anyone that has a social media app installed on a smartphone or laptop and uses these
- People who are addicted to internet services or social networks
Hi, my name is Mike and I have been working in the IT and Security space for more than 30 years. As a result of this long time in the security and technology industry I have amassed more than 15 separate certifications ranging from CISSP to more specific ones like SIEM Engineer. My academic life has seen multiple degrees and research as well from the apprenticeship all the way up to Doctoral Research for Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and my Masters at Ulster University in Ireland.
I am an author of 5 books in English and 3 in German as well as multiple articles, reports and papers on topics ranging from Cyberbullying in Social Networks up to and including Nation State Cyber Warfare and Espionage.
Health-wise I have completed my Trainer Certification as well as Meditation, Fitness Instructor and also Tai-Chi Qi Gong training for relaxation, anti stress and other forms of holistic health practices.
My specialities are Security, Cybersecurity, Cyber Risk, Intelligence, IT Technologies, Stress, Risk Management, Business Leadership, Business Management / Economics, Doctoral Research, and Holistic Health.