My privacy, my life

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 03:45 - 04:45 PM
Room: Flyover Front
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Internet Freedom: Present and Future
Presenter: Chihwa
Other Presenters: Norman Shamus
Description:
People have always found social and education media (google) to be the safest and most transparent way to communicate, however have you ever thought of this: who is reading your messages besides the person you are writing to? what people don't realize is that, that same social media might seem to be safe on the other hand it might not be. the LGBT community is a community that is targeted in Africa and beyond. This community relies on social media to do all sorts of things e.g campaigns, conversations, and educating of the general public on issues of the "so" named community. looking especially at the transgender community. as a trans* person i feel that we are not safe when it comes to internet and social media. We are putting our lives (personal and private) out there so it is where we feel we can air our views on what people say about the community. but we don't realize we are putting our lives at risk by doing so.
Target Audience:
Technologists, Trans* community, designers and communications professionals and journalists.
Desired Outcome:
Educating people on the advantages and disadvantages of internet specifically social media sites. To urge people to go for digital security training To let people know that social media is not a bad thing but safety precautions should be a factor to deal with.