Social Networking ~ The World is Watching

Students love social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace because they offer quick, informal connections between people who share interests.  Messages, pictures, videos, and instant messages reach a few friends or the whole world in seconds.  But there’s no taking back a statement or photo that’s been published.  How will parents, school officials, future and current employers, or online predators interpret a student’s online profile?

Helping employers eliminate applicants one drunken post at a time.

Facebook: Helping employers eliminate applicants one drunken post at a time.

You can challenge your students to think about what is private and personal.  Print a poster from Ohio State University, pick up a thought-provoking handout on social networking at the SCC library reference desk, or read “10 Privacy Settings every Facebook User Should Know About” on allfacebook.com (a blog about Facebook) for step-by-step instructions on how to protect your privacy on Facebook.

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