On Monday, February 12, 2018, Google presented to Upton Middle School 5-ways to be safe on the internet. Google was introduced by Congressman Fred Upton. I have actually met Fred on several different occasions and it’s always a pleasure. Fred introduced the Google presenters by talking about how much the internet has changed. From being completely non-existent to the most popular means of communication.
The Google presenters discussed what happens when you share your password with your friends, and what happens when you post something on your social media and it’s not private. When you are not safe on the internet there could be serious repercussions.
My favorite example that Google presented was talking about a silly photo that one girl wanted to share with just two people. She did not clarify that she didn’t want the photo shared. Well, you guessed it the friends shared the photo and it went viral through the school. In no time flat, the photo of the girl with the french fries in her nose was shared and everyone had a copy. Google had placed a photo under the seat of several students and the students looked under their seat to see who received the ‘photo message’.
Another game Google played was to see how ‘strong’ your password is. There must be 8 characters with a mixture of capital letters, lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. And, you must NOT use the same password for more than one program.
To go a different direction:
I have some answers to questions that I have received about photographing for Google.
Google found me on Google. I was on the first page and the gentleman that I talked to at Google told me that he travels the US looking for photographers and that he knew by the way my site was set up that I would be great for the job.
There are two schools in Michigan where Google is doing the presentation, and I get to photograph both schools. I will talk about the second school tomorrow.
This is a one time deal, no continual contract.
Contact me anytime with questions you may have!