Benefitsof On-line Social Networks • Keeping in touch with old friends • Fosters group interaction • Transcends geographic boundaries • Transcends interests and institutions • Alumni relations • Recruitment • Virtual space • Sense of belonging • Finding new friends • Form of social networking • Aids in transition • Personal exploration • Group exploration • Social presence
DANGERS of Posting Information on Social Networks • Data visibility • Self-portrayal • Unaffiliated parties • Time management • Candid pictures • Questionable content • School conduct implications • Time management issues • IP tracking • Identity Theft theft • Message and ad links • Virus or spy ware threats • Information misuse • Information sold to third party • Legal implications
Social Networking Sense of Belonging Transcending Geography Social Presence Interaction with Friends Personal Exploration Campus Involvement Social Networking - Students can explore new friends and establish connections across campus. Interaction with Friends - Students have ability to send messages, send invitations, and “POKE”. Sense of Belonging - Fosters feelings of meaning by including students in virtual social network. Social Exploration - Students can enter social network in a safer environment. As well, students can more easily become aware of different characteristics of other students. ∙ Transcend Geographic Location - Social network is not limited to just Diversity, or even the state of Ohio. Transcend Geographic Location - Social network is not limited to just Diversity, or even the state of Ohio. Social Presence - Creates a space exclusively for students to be represented in social network. Campus Involvement - Can be used as recruitment tool, or just a method for students to explore Diversity Campus opportunities. Messages sent to Friends It is important that you understand the content and format of messages you send to your friends should be appropriate. Wall Comments This information is not only seen by your friends, but others who view their profiles as well. Information-sharing Information can be viewed by various people both affiliated and not affiliated with Diversity’s campus. Profile Content Your profile is a space that represents you. It becomes a source for people to form their impressions of you. Student ProfilesWhy do they create them?
Name Geography Status Sex Year Concentration Residence Birthday Hometown State Zip High School Email Preferred Email Screen Name Cell Phone Address Other Phone Website Sexual Preference Relationship Interest Relationship Status Political Views Interest Clubs Favorite Movies Favorite TV Shows Favorite Books Favorite Quotes About Me Job Type Company Job Title Job Description Work History Pictures Information Students Post in On-line Social Networks for Others to View
How Can Posted Information Be Used • Cookies from advertisers can track computer usage and information. • Inappropriate and illegal content can be subpoenaed. • Advertisers can use information for soliciting emails. • Providing personal information (i.e. address, room number, schedule etc.) can leave you vulnerable to theft and stalking. • The internet is a public domain. Materials can be used inappropriately, leaving the owner liable. • Students can become addicted to updating and checking their profiles, which could negatively impact academic success. • Information posted that violates the student conduct code may be used against them in a student judicial hearing. It is important to note: Potential employers, local and campus police, and University administrators can log onto these on-line social networks and view the information that students make available. Students Beware, the information you post may jeopardize your future aspirations.
Dangersand Misuse of On-line Social Networks Profile content and information could be gathered and used for the following: • Stalking • Arming Predators • Harassment • Sexual Assault • Slander Internet connectivity and a trusting attitude toward this technology can facilitate: • IP Tracking • Dangerous links • Spy ware threats • ID Theft • Information sold to third party
TIPS • Report any suspicious activity or connectivity. • Pay attention to what information you disclose. • Hover over ad or message links to see where they lead. • Keep password hidden and make it unique. • Heighten security so only your friends can view your information. • Only approve friends that you know.
NSU Student Code of Conduct • The following codemay be applied to inappropriate behaviors: *Unauthorized access, use, or misuse of University property including, but not limited to: attempting to leave the library with library materials which have not been properly borrowed; unauthorized use or misuse of computer equipment, computer accounts, computer software and hardware; or misuse of University telephones. *Conduct deemed unlawful by the criminal statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the United States of America and conduct that endangers or threatens the security of the University community.
Harassment by computer § 18.2-152.7:1. Harassment by computer; penalty. • If any person, with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass any person, shall use a computer or computer network to communicate obscene, vulgar, profane, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature, or threaten any illegal or immoral act, he shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. • (2000, c. 849.)
Slander and libel § 18.2-417. Slander and libel. • Any person who shall falsely utter and speak, or falsely write and publish, of and concerning any female of chaste character, any words derogatory of such female's character for virtue and chastity, or imputing to such female acts not virtuous and chaste, or who shall falsely utter and speak, or falsely write and publish, of and concerning another person, any words which from their usual construction and common acceptation are construed as insults and tend to violence and breach of the peace or shall use grossly insulting language to any female of good character or reputation, shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. • The defendant shall be entitled to prove upon trial in mitigation of the punishment, the provocation which induced the libelous or slanderous words, or any other fact or circumstance tending to disprove malice, or lessen the criminality of the offense. • (Code 1950, § 18.1-256; 1960, c. 358; 1973, c. 526; 1975, cc. 14, 15.)
Privacy • § 18.2-386.1. Unlawful filming, videotaping or photographing of another; penalty. • A. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally videotape, photograph, or film any nonconsenting person or create any videographic or still image record by any means whatsoever of the nonconsenting person if (i) that person is totally nude, clad in undergarments, or in a state of undress so as to expose the genitals, pubic area, buttocks or female breast in a restroom, dressing room, locker room, hotel room, motel room, tanning bed, tanning booth, bedroom or other location; or (ii) the videotape, photograph, film or videographic or still image record is created by placing the lens or image-gathering component of the recording device in a position directly beneath or between a person's legs for the purpose of capturing an image of the person's intimate parts or undergarments covering those intimate parts when the intimate parts or undergarments would not otherwise be visible to the general public; and when the circumstances set forth in clause (i) or (ii) are otherwise such that the person being videotaped, photographed, filmed or otherwise recorded would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. • B. The provisions of this section shall not apply to filming, videotaping or photographing or other still image or videographic recording by (i) law-enforcement officers pursuant to a criminal investigation which is otherwise lawful or (ii) correctional officials and local or regional jail officials for security purposes or for investigations of alleged misconduct involving a person committed to the Department of Corrections or to a local or regional jail, or to any sound recording of an oral conversation made as a result of any videotaping or filming pursuant to Chapter 6 (§ 19.2-61 et seq.) of Title 19.2. • C. A violation of subsection A shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. • D. A violation of subsection A involving a nonconsenting person under the age of 18 shall be punishable as a Class 6 felony. • (1994, c. 640; 2004, c. 844; 2005, c. 375.)
Protective order in cases of stalking and acts of violence § 19.2-152.10. Protective order in cases of stalking and acts of violence. • A. The court may issue a protective order pursuant to this chapter to protect the health and safety of the petitioner and family or household members of a petitioner upon (i) the issuance of a warrant for a criminal offense resulting in a serious bodily injury to the petitioner, or a violation of § 18.2-60.3, (ii) a hearing held pursuant to subsection D of § 19.2-152.9, or (iii) a conviction for a criminal offense resulting in a serious bodily injury to the petitioner, or a violation of § 18.2-60.3. A protective order issued under this section may include any one or more of the following conditions to be imposed on the respondent: • 1. Prohibiting criminal offenses that may result in injury to person or property, or acts of stalking in violation of § 18.2-60.3; • 2. Prohibiting such contacts by the respondent with the petitioner or family or household members of the petitioner as the court deems necessary for the health or safety of such persons; and • 3. Any other relief necessary to prevent criminal offenses that may result in injury to person or property, or acts of stalking, communication or other contact of any kind by the respondent. • B. The protective order may be issued for a specified period; however, unless otherwise authorized by law, a protective order may not be issued under this section for a period longer than two years. A copy of the protective order shall be served on the respondent and provided to the petitioner as soon as possible. The clerk shall upon receipt forward forthwith an attested copy of the order to the local police department or sheriff's office which shall, upon receipt, enter the name of the person subject to the order and other appropriate information required by the Department of State Police into the Virginia Criminal Information Network system established and maintained by the Department pursuant to Chapter 2 (§ 52-12 et seq.) of Title 52. Where practical, the court may transfer information electronically to the Virginia Criminal Information Network system. If the order is later dissolved or modified, a copy of the dissolution or modification order shall also be attested, forwarded and entered into the system as described above. • C. Except as otherwise provided, a violation of a protective order issued under this section shall constitute contempt of court. • D. The court may assess costs and attorneys' fees against either party regardless of whether an order of protection has been issued as a result of a full hearing.
Protective order in cases of stalking and acts of violence • E. Any judgment, order or decree, whether permanent or temporary, issued by a court of appropriate jurisdiction in another state, the United States or any of its territories, possessions or Commonwealths, the District of Columbia or by any tribal court of appropriate jurisdiction for the purpose of preventing violent or threatening acts or harassment against or contact or communication with or physical proximity to another person, including any of the conditions specified in subsection A, shall be accorded full faith and credit and enforced in the Commonwealth as if it were an order of the Commonwealth, provided reasonable notice and opportunity to be heard were given by the issuing jurisdiction to the person against whom the order is sought to be enforced sufficient to protect such person's due process rights and consistent with federal law. A person entitled to protection under such a foreign order may file the order in any appropriate district court by filing with the court, an attested or exemplified copy of the order. Upon such a filing, the clerk shall forward forthwith an attested copy of the order to the local police department or sheriff's office which shall, upon receipt, enter the name of the person subject to the order and other appropriate information required by the Department of State Police into the Virginia Criminal Information Network system established and maintained by the Department pursuant to Chapter 2 (§ 52-12 et seq.) of Title 52. • Upon inquiry by any law-enforcement agency of the Commonwealth, the clerk shall make a copy available of any foreign order filed with that court. A law-enforcement officer may, in the performance of his duties, rely upon a copy of a foreign protective order or other suitable evidence which has been provided to him by any source and may also rely upon the statement of any person protected by the order that the order remains in effect. • F. Either party may at any time file a written motion with the court requesting a hearing to dissolve or modify the order. Proceedings to modify or dissolve a protective order shall be given precedence on the docket of the court. • G. Neither a law-enforcement agency, the attorney for the Commonwealth, a court nor the clerk's office, nor any employee of them, may disclose, except among themselves, the residential address, telephone number, or place of employment of the person protected by the order or that of the family of such person, except to the extent that disclosure is (i) required by law or the Rules of the Supreme Court, (ii) necessary for law-enforcement purposes, or (iii) permitted by the court for good cause. • H. No fees shall be charged for filing or serving petitions pursuant to this section. • I. As used in this section, "copy" includes a facsimile copy. • (1997, c. 831; 1998, cc. 569, 684; 1999, c. 371; 2002, cc. 507, 810, 818; 2003, c. 730.)
Questions • Using your name as a password and having it written down in your desk is safe. • What group of viewers might misuse your profile information? • Users know messages I send are not serious and there is no reason for concern. • Which Commonwealth of Virginia laws could be enforced with on-line social networking? • The University administration intentionally sweeps on-line networks to “catch” students? • As an NSU student you could be subject to a judicial hearing on campus if there is a violation of the student code of conduct because of information posted on-line?
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