Diversity University Office of Orientation. Getting to Know you:. Facebook. Brian Clarke Jahquan Hawkins Robin Zazove Victoria Zeter. What is Facebook ?. Facebook is advertised as “an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools.”.
Facebook is advertised as “an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools.”
Establish social connections with students at your school and at institutions across the country
Connect with like minded individuals, and individuals with similar interests
Stay in contact with old friends
Facebook and similar websites can become a major distracter from academics.
There are limited hours in a day. Time spend online is time taken away from study, extracurricular activities, and other social interactions
Use caution when posting personal information.
Information of a personal nature can make students vulnerable to predators.
Students online disclosure of illegal activities, such as substance abuse, can be used if students come under investigation for related offenses.
Potential employers may use facebook to discover information about students