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The Real World Consequences of Facebook and MySpace
Security On Campus, Inc,
Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Behl was murdered her freshman year by someone she met at MySpace.com
Mesloh, Dr. Charles, Campus Safety Magazine, Virtual Fun with Consequences, January 2006
*Alexa Internet, Alexa Web search, January 20, 2006
Here for:Meeting people
Body type:small frame
A student at the University of Kansas learned the consequences of revealing too much information on Facebook when she was stalked by a man who encountered her class schedule.
Dutton, Chelsea.Kansan Newspaper, Users abuse Facebook, February 10, 2005
*Wikipedia, History of Facebook, 2005
*Statistics taken from Fisher, Cullen & Turner, 2000: “Sexual Victimization of College Women”
*Fisher, Cullen & Turner, 2000: “Sexual Victimization of College Women”
On-line sites and Stalking
How to assist a student if he/she reports stalking
*The Greenville Daily News, 09/04/05, Associated Press “Identity Thieves Prey On College Students”
Banning the use of these sites altogether is impossible but programming related to awareness of the dangers of these sites is imperative.
*Wikipedia.com, January 2005
*Kansan Newspaper, 12/27/2005
*”When students open up too much,” Boston Globe, 9/26/2005
“Since we are aware of the growing use of facebook.com among HC’s students here and elsewhere, we feel it is important to share some cautions and concerns with its use.”
*Policies and Procedures Student Manual for Hastings College with permission
“First, you should be careful about how much and what kind of identifying information you post on Facebook.”
“Second, you should be aware that potential, current and future employers can often access information you place on Facebook.”
“Third, you should know that while Facebook and similar directories are hosted outside the HC server, violations of college policy on Facebook (e.g. harassing language, possible college alcohol or drug policy violations, etc.) are subject to investigations and sanction via the HC computer use policy, student code of conduct, and other relevant college policies”
“Many members of our community are using thefacebook or other social sites like it are providing personal information which can the be accessed by any user of that site.”
“Facebook and other social sites are not approved or affiliated in any way with DP College, and DP College recommends that students not participate in these sites.”
*DePauw University Campus Safety website, accessed 02/03/2006 approved by Chief of Public Safety.
“Facebook also gives you a link that you can provide to anyone that links them directly to your profile. Be extremely cautious as to whom you allow access to your profile.”
“If you choose to participate, we recommend that you use your university box as your address and avoid putting your physical address on your profile.”