Online Communitites: What Parents Need to Know Types of Online Communities
What Parents Need to Know
-You can keep in touch with old and new friends, as well as family members.
-Employers have access to information that would be illegal for them to factor, such as race, gender, sexuality, group affiliations.
-It can be seen as a letter of reference
-Reed College, school denied admission to an applicant in part due to his disparaging comments on Live Journal regarding the school.
-CSUF Judicial Affairs can access your student’s online community if they have been accused of a policy violation and they are investigating the accusation. If a violation is found, your student’s status as a student could be at risk.
-Police departments are increasingly using on-line communities to identify possible suspects.
-Use postings to see where residence hall parties are scheduled to occur, etc.
-Numerous students have been stalked online.
-Lehigh University, male student continued to request a meeting with a female student after she gave him her AOL screen name.
-Open the lines of communication.