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1 Diversity College Jasmine H. Buxton Jasmine P. Clay Lauren A. Teso Indiana State University Online Issues Affecting Students

2 Task Force Members 2 professional Residence Life staff members 2 professional Residence Life staff members Assistant Director of Information Technology Assistant Director of Information Technology Campus Police Officer Campus Police Officer 2 student Orientation Leaders 2 student Orientation Leaders

3 Task Force Objectives Develop and Implement a session on online issues to present during new student orientation Develop and Implement a session on online issues to present during new student orientation Identify topics for an online Facebook.com tutorial for students to complete before accessing the schools computers Identify topics for an online Facebook.com tutorial for students to complete before accessing the schools computers Present mock-up to the Dean of Student Life and all Directors within the Student Life Division Present mock-up to the Dean of Student Life and all Directors within the Student Life Division

4 Whats facebook.com Facebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools. Launch date: Wednesday, February 4, 2004 Retrieved from

5 Facebook.com Overview Available at more than 2,600 schools nationwide Available at more than 2,600 schools nationwide 9.4 million users nationwide 9.4 million users nationwide Must have a valid school address to register Must have a valid school address to register Users can post a variety of information on their pages from cell phone numbers, home and school addresses, class schedule, etc on their page Users can post a variety of information on their pages from cell phone numbers, home and school addresses, class schedule, etc on their page Ability to join interest groups Ability to join interest groups Post messages on the walls of others Post messages on the walls of others

6 Why use Facebook.com Stay connected with friends at other schools Stay connected with friends at other schools Connect with members from other schools Connect with members from other schools Send messages to other members Send messages to other members Form safe interest groups on lifestyle or concerns Form safe interest groups on lifestyle or concerns Post and look at pictures Post and look at pictures Everyone else is on it Everyone else is on it Attention/Popularity Attention/Popularity

7 Regulations Do not harm or intimate others Do not harm or intimate others Presenting obscene material is prohibited Presenting obscene material is prohibited No misrepresentation of self No misrepresentation of self Use of another persons account to access the system without permission is prohibited Use of another persons account to access the system without permission is prohibited

8 Issues Associated with Facebook Harassment Harassment Stalking Stalking Unwanted attention Unwanted attention University personnel/Campus Police have access to the site University personnel/Campus Police have access to the site Appropriateness of pictures and comments Appropriateness of pictures and comments

9 Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is any conduct, physical or verbal, that is sexual in nature and which has the effect of unreasonably interfering with an individuals or groups educational or work performance or which creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive educational or work environment.

10 According to Facebook You are solely responsible for our interactions with other Facebook Members. Despite rules, sexually explicit pictures and other offensive material still exist.

11 Information Technology The Office of Information Technology at Diversity College strives to provide adequate and innovative technology to all on-campus users. In the Student Handbook, which each first year student receives, Section VII states all on- campus computing policies.

12 Freedom of Expression Diversity College respects all students freedom of expression; however, if at anytime freedom of expression endangers another student either physically or verbally, Diversity College will take action if deemed necessary. Freedom of expression includes but is not limited to interaction through personal interaction, flyers and online services.

13 Purpose of Online Tutorial Ensure student understanding of computing policies Ensure student understanding of computing policies Ensure student understanding of consequences associated with violating policies Ensure student understanding of consequences associated with violating policies Address recent issues on campus and attempt to help avoid these problems in the future Address recent issues on campus and attempt to help avoid these problems in the future

14 Tutorial Content Student and Staff Input Student and Staff Input Visited website to obtain a better understanding Visited website to obtain a better understanding Address major issues associated with the site Address major issues associated with the site Address common misconceptions of similar on- line sites Address common misconceptions of similar on- line sites

15 Issues Students gain access to facebook.com through their school account. Students must first remember that school accounts are a privilege, not a right.

16 Sample Questions How does campus policy define sexual harassment? A. Any physical advance that is sexual in nature B. Any conduct physical or verbal that is sexual in nature C. The act of physically violating another person

17 Sample Questions What is one way the Office of Information Technology warns students to protect themselves against harassment? A. Not providing too much personal information on public profiles B. Not talking to anyone they dont know online C. Not posting any information about themselves

18 Sample Questions Facebook.com messages can be seen as harassment if the context is reason to support the accusation. A. True B. False

19 Tutorial Questions Other tutorial questions will address: ~ stalking ~ appropriateness of pictures ~ using other members accounts without permission ~ freedom of speech and expression

20 Measuring Success Monitoring group membership on sites Monitoring group membership on sites Monitoring complaints/issues associated with the websites Monitoring complaints/issues associated with the websites Providing incentives for student survey participation, every semester Providing incentives for student survey participation, every semester Creative programming on online issues Creative programming on online issues

21 Faculty/Staff Issues Be cautious of the content on students pages in which they are associated Be cautious of the content on students pages in which they are associated Be cautious with the information they put on their pages Be cautious with the information they put on their pages Remember that you are a role-model Remember that you are a role-model Beware of the image that you are portraying to your students Beware of the image that you are portraying to your students

22 What the committee learned Students share a lot of valuable information on the internet Students share a lot of valuable information on the internet Students may not aware of the consequences of their actions Students may not aware of the consequences of their actions Despite warnings, inappropriate information will be posted Despite warnings, inappropriate information will be posted It is our responsibility as educator outside the classroom to help student understand the changing world It is our responsibility as educator outside the classroom to help student understand the changing world

23 References bout.facebook shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.villanovan.com bout.facebook shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.villanovan.com arass.doc arass.doc


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