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1Facebook 101 Presentation by the Internet Safety Ad-hoc Committee
2The Necessity of Facebook 101 Education of students on positive and negative outcomes of using FacebookEncourages staff members to stay current with today’s student culture and issuesAssist students in developing safety precautions related to online social networks and journalsAnalysis of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in relation to this pro-active response to FacebookWe feel this presentation and tutorial session is necessary on Diversity College’s campus because students can use Facebook in both positive and negative ways. In the past, we have seen how Facebook can negatively affect our campus community. It is our desire to assist our students in a pro-active manner to ensure the safety of them and our overall campus environment. We recognize that Facebook is a part of student culture, and it is a way in which we can connect with our students. We care about students and their development, and it is important that we as college staff educate students on both the positive and negative aspects of this social networking. It is our goal to assist students in developing positive relationships with their peers and providing a safe environment to learn and grow. Maslow’s theory of hierarchical needs states that students are unable to progress to the next stage until their basic needs are met. We would like to assist students in their endeavor of acquiring these basic needs. Safety being the second need (second to the basic needs of food, shelter, water, etc.) of Maslow’s hierarchy. After this need of safety is met, we can assist students in the third stage, which is affiliation or the desire to belong to a group of peers. It is our goal through this tutorial to meet the needs of students in the area of safety and personal relationships.
3The Content of Facebook 101 Analysis of current research and other available documentsKnowledge of recent events on our campus and other campusesEducation of students and the process of coming to personal conclusions on the use of Facebook for each individual studentAwareness of the judicial process the institution can take when Facebook is used in improper waysEncouragement of constructive use of Facebook for the benefit of the campus communityOur decision of the material presented in this orientation and tutorial was determined by current research, newspaper articles and other documents on the positive and negative outcomes of using Facebook on today’s campus. We also took into consideration events that occurred both in relation to our campus and on other college campus. We wanted to strike a balance between student self-education and personal rights with our responsibility for educating students who are a part of our community. The purpose of this orientation and tutorial is also to educate students about the possible judicial violations that can be incurred from the improper use of Facebook. Through the orientation discussions and tutorial we hope to encourage students to use Facebook in such a way that it enhances their collegiate experience. Students who are involved and engaged on campus report a higher level of satisfaction with their college experience and are more likely to remain at the institution. We view Facebook as one way to help students become involved with their peers and student organizations on campus. Today’s millennial student has been raised using technology and we see it as important to embrace technology in our work with students. We also felt it was important to consider Chickering’s Theory of Vectors when designing the orientation and tutorial. The first vector in this theory is that of competence, and we want to assist students in developing competence in all areas of their life whether that be in utilizing technology appropriately or in developing, positive peer relationships.
4Assessment and Evaluation of Facebook 101 Continuation of the Internet Safety Ad-hoc Committee in order to stay on top of current needs in relation to social networksDetermination of whether or not learning outcomes were met through the use of this program using surveys following the completion of the tutorial and orientation session.Possibly organize focus groups during the second semester in order to discuss the impact of Facebook.Utilize student response to alter orientation and tutorial in the future.In order to assess and evaluate our program, we want to ask for students to complete an evaluation immediately following the entire orientation program. Students will be asked to assess the Facebook orientation presentation on factors such as usefulness, success in meeting identified learning outcomes, ability to apply the information learned, and an increased knowledge about issues pertaining to safety and the judicial process used on campus. The tutorial that students will take in order to access will also be assessed in the same areas as listed above. The Internet Safety Ad-Hoc Committee will administer a questionnaire at the end of the tutorial to all first year students asking if they learned anything new and if they predict they will make safer choices when logging in to Facebook because of what they learned through the tutorial.Responses given in these evaluations will be used to assess the orientation program and tutorial to make changes before the following year’s orientation. Prior to registering for courses, students will be asked to evaluate the orientation program and tutorial session three months after going through the presentation. This evaluation will assess whether or not students have changed their behavior in the long-run based on the information presented at the beginning of the year. This information will help the committee assess the effect of this program in the long-run on students’ behavior and decision making. Along with the information gathered from the questionnaires, the Ad-Hoc committee may develop focus groups during the second semester to discuss Facebook and the influences it is having on the campus community. As new information and new cases occur involving Facebook, the Ad-Hoc Committee will alter their orientation session and online tutorial.
5Faculty/Staff Awareness Faculty and staff are subject to institutional policies. Policies may be different at various colleges and universities, faculty/staff must be aware of the policies of Diversity College. Faculty/Staff Handbooks are provided by Human ResourcesOver half of college students use Facebook and it has become one of the top ten most visited sites dailyFacebook has the right sell student, faculty, &/or staff information from a profile at their discretion, a profile today can affect students, faculty, and staff years laterPictures and other images posted become public propertyDiversity College has the expectation that Facebook will be used in an professional and educational manner by all constituents. Questions regarding the Diversity College Code of Ethics can be found in the Student HandbookWhile the negative consequences of Facebook are often portrayed, we have found that Facebook can be used in a positive manner. Faculty and staff can use Facebook as a forum of communication with students and colleagues. Developmentally, Facebook can provide students with an opportunity to enhance their college experience through continued involvement. According to Astin’s Theory of Involvement, students are more connected to the campus community when provided opportunities for engagement. Diversity College has the expectation that Facebook will be used in an professional and educational manner by all constituents.
6Orientation Session Agenda Welcome to Diversity College!Orientation Session AgendaWelcome to StudentsLearning Outcomes of SessionWhat’s out there?Benefits and Positive Ways to Utilize FacebookThe welcome and introductions will be led by all session participants, as will the agenda/overview of the session.
7Orientation Session Agenda Continued Why is Facebook so Popular? Welcome to Diversity College!Agenda ContinuedWhy is Facebook so Popular?The Ins and Outs of Facebook- How to create an account- What’s in a profile?Keeping Yourself Safe on FacebookDiscussion GroupsThe welcome and introductions will be led by all session participants, as will the overview of the session.
8Orientation Session Learning Outcomes Welcome to Diversity College!Learning OutcomesUnderstanding of online profiles, directories, journals, and other online communitiesAppreciation for the benefits of Facebook and other online communitiesAwareness of social and safety issues pertaining to FacebookUnderstanding of institutional policies in regards to using FacebookOpportunity to discuss Facebook issues with peers and administrative staffThe Learning Outcomes will be presented by one or both of the professional staff members from the Department of Residence Life. We feel it is important to share with students the learning outcomes of this presentation because it is important for them to understand what we hope to accomplish. This will help them properly assess whether or not we did in fact meet these outcomes. It will also allow students the opportunity to provide us with feedback as to how we can better meet the learning outcomes through future presentations.
9Orientation Session MySpace Xanga Livejournal Blogger Facebook Etc. Welcome to Diversity College!What’s Out ThereMySpaceXangaLivejournalBloggerFacebookEtc.This part of the session will be presented by the Assistant Director of IT. He/She would give a brief description of each one of these sites/online communities. We plan to informally poll the students to determine which of these online communities our student body is utilizing the most frequently.
10Benefits and Positive Ways to Utilize Facebook Orientation SessionWelcome to Diversity College!Benefits and Positive Ways to Utilize FacebookContact classmates to establish a study dateA way of self-expression for students to show interest in certain groups and activitiesConnects students who share similar interests outside of the classroomA way to stay in touch with friends from high schoolAn avenue for students to post announcements about student organization meetings, elections, events, and etc.Assist in the recruitment of new Fraternity and Sorority membersResidential life committee members will be presenting this information. Orientation leaders will be able to assist in this part of the presentation by sharing the benefits and positive ways that Facebook has assisted them in their college career.
11Why is Facebook So Popular? Orientation SessionWelcome to Diversity College!Why is Facebook So Popular?Part of the student culture at Diversity CollegeRemoves awkwardness of first meetingsEfficient way of obtaining informationNice change from AIM and/orEasy way of keeping in touch with old and new friendsForm of self-expressionThis part of the session will be presented by the student orientation leaders.
12How to create a Facebook account Orientation SessionWelcome to Diversity College!How to create a Facebook accountComplete the online tutorial with at least a “B”, as account creation requires your addressSign up on using your address and create a passwordCreate your profileSet privacy restrictionsSearch for people you know and request friendsOther things to do on FacebookAt this point, the Assistant Director of IT will pull up the actual Facebook site in order to show students how they could create an account. It will not be an in depth conversation, but rather a way to introduce students to the basics of creating a Facebook account. He would also give a brief overview of the tutorial that all students looking to utilize Facebook would have to complete.
13Orientation Session What’s in a profile? Welcome to Diversity College!What’s in a profile?Basic information: name, sex, year, major, birthdate,residence, and moreContact informationPersonal information: interests, relationship status, etc.Professional informationGroupsPhotosThe WallAdvertisements on the sidebarThis part of the session will be presented by the student orientation leaders utilizing a “mock” Facebook profile as an example.
14Keeping Yourself Safe on Facebook Orientation SessionWelcome to Diversity College!Keeping Yourself Safe on FacebookAny photos you post on Facebook are NOT protected and become public property.Do NOT list your phone number, address, or other personal information. This could make you prone to identity theft.Do NOT post your class schedule. This allows individuals to know when you will be coming and going from your home.Set up your profile so that only your “friends” can access your information and photos.Keep your password in a safe place and do NOT share your password.Contact an institutional administrator immediately if you feel unsafe or concerned regarding your Facebook or other online community profile.This part of the session will be presented by the Campus Security committee member.
15Orientation Session Discussion Excerpt 1 Welcome to Diversity College! “Virginia Commonwealth security officers have received several notifications of Facebook being used to abet “‘cyberstalking’ — using the Web to harass people or dig up information on them. So far, the university has been lucky to avoid serious incidents, says Mr. Rhone.”Excerpt taken from the following article:After the orientation presentation, we will have the students disburse into small groups and discuss the following three excerpts from the article linked on the PowerPoint slide. We want the students to reflect on what they have learned in the orientation session and what their own personal convictions are in this area. These discussions will be led by upper class students because we feel that first-year students learn best when they learn from their peers.
16Orientation Session Discussion Excerpt 2 Welcome to Diversity College! "People are putting a lot of really personal information online," says Mr. O'Leary, who is himself a Facebook user. "When I need a friend’s cell phone number, I go on Facebook, and at least half the time I can just find it right there."Excerpt taken from the following article:
17Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College! Discussion Excerpt 3 Mr. Parham, at Penn State, says he has seen "a handful of incidents, five or six, in which people have been harassed or stalked." In at least some cases, he says, the victims could have prevented the abuse if they had been more vigilant about their online activity.Excerpt taken from the following article:
18Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>The next part of this process is to complete the Facebook 101 Tutorial in order to receive your institutional address. This can be completed on any on-campus computer.Thank you for participating in the Facebook 101 Orientation Presentation. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them towards the Internet Safety Ad-hoc Committee at this time.Please take time to fill out the Orientation Session Evaluation. We greatly appreciate your feedback!
19Our committee has created a tutorial for students to take prior to gaining access to their address. The intent of this tutorial program is to educate students on the uses and abuses of websites, such as Facebook. Students must read several scenarios and answer True/False Questions. The purpose of providing case studies is for students to question their personal understanding of the this website and subsequent consequences. Students will also be provided with articles written on Facebook and the ability to read more information on the topic. Students must complete with at least an 80% score or they will be required to retake the tutorial. We have provided several examples of Scenarios, Questions, and Articles that would be a portion of the tutorial.
20Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT> Congratulations on your decision to attend Diversity College! Due to the buzz surrounding Facebook and its use at colleges and universities across the campus, we ask you to go through this tutorial and learn some new facts!
21Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>Read each scenario carefully because you will need to answer True/False questions that follow. You will be awarded a score at the end of the tutorial based on the number of answers you get correct. If you do not score above an 80% on the questions, you will need to retake the tutorial until you have an 80% passing score. Good luck and enjoy!
22Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Scenario A NEXT>Scenario AYou notice one day on your friend’s profile she is a member of a group entitled “Sitters and Knitters.” Your grandma taught you to knit when you were younger and you love knit when you have the time. You had no idea that your friend also liked to knit and are looking forward meeting others who like the same activity that you do (who knew there are other people who like to knit at college?). You join the group and discover there are 25 other people who also enjoy knitting. What can you do?
23Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 1 NEXT>Question 1At Diversity College, students can create their own registered student organization if there are at least 10 students interested.TrueFalse
24Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 1 NEXT>Answer 1True. If there is not an organization already existing at Diversity College, a minimum of 10 students can create their own organization with the help of a faculty/staff advisor. Facebook is a great way to meet people at a campus with similar interests as you.
25Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Scenario B NEXT>Scenario BAfter living with your roommate for the first few weeks you came across her “hidden” location of her Facebook password. While she is out of town for the weekend you decide to explore her Facebook account. As a joke you decide to write funny and mean messages on all of her friends’ walls and change her picture to a pornographic image. Your roommate gets back from the weekend and later discovers she has not been hired by Residential Life as an RA due to inappropriate information on her Facebook profile. She logged into her account to discover the pornographic image and accuses you of changing her picture. You explain it was only a “joke” but she is furious. What happens now?
26Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 2 NEXT>Question 2Your roommate is unable to request Diversity College to be involved in this situation because you “found” the password and did not intend to use it maliciously.TrueFalse
27Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 2 NEXT>Answer 2False. Diversity College can investigate the incident under it’s policy on lying and theft of another student’s identification and password. If convicted sanctions could be as severe as suspension from the University.
28Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 3 NEXT>Question 3Facebook is a secure site therefore any information you provide about yourself will remain private. Employers are unable to use information obtained through Facebook during the hiring process.TrueFalse
29Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 3 NEXT>Answer 3False. Not only can on-campus employers use Facebook as a means to acquire information on you, but employers may be alumni of Diversity College and have access to Facebook profiles.
30Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT> Students are being held accountable for what is on their Facebook profile! Check out these links to read one article about students at Penn State University who are being identified, and sanctioned, because their Facebook profiles connect them to an incident where students rushed the field after a football game.The other link is to a story where Northern Kentucky is taking judicial action against students who had Facebook pictures of them drinking alcohol in a residence hall while being underage.
31Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT> Beware of future employers! Check out this link to read an article about how graduating students are being affected by Facebook when they are looking for jobs.
32Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Scenario C NEXT>Scenario CAs the public relations chair for a student organization on campus you are in charge of creating publicity for your upcoming philanthropy event. You are trying to think of something unique that students will notice other than just posters around campus. What can you do?
33Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 4 NEXT>Question 4Facebook can be used to advertise events on your campus.TrueFalse
34Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 4 NEXT>Answer 4True. Facebook has an announcement feature where students can provide a variety of relevant links or information regarding an event to people at the schools on your network. Although these announcements do cost a small fee, the advertisement will be seen when students log in to Facebook. With 60% of students logging in on a daily basis, that means your ad will be seen A LOT!
35Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 5 NEXT>Question 5Diversity College has access to view and regulate the events your organization publicizes on Facebook.TrueFalse
36Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 5 NEXT>Answer 5True. If Diversity College is made aware of events posted on Facebook, which violates any college policy you and/or your organization may be held accountable.
37Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Scenario D NEXT>Scenario DYou provides personal information for others to read on your Facebook profile, including your phone number, daily schedule, and housing information. You feel that the information is beneficial for your friends to read and a way to meet other students on campus. You have a biology lecture with a student who you often sits next to. The two of you have worked together on in-class group projects and become acquaintances. Late one evening the student, appearing drunk, pounds on your residence hall door asking you to open the room door. You ask the student to leave you alone and make a point to no longer sit by them during class. However, the student begins to call your cell phone and appearing outside of the buildings after classes. What can you do?
38Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 6 NEXT>Question 6Posting on Facebook is separate from the University website. The University can not hold me accountable for information I provide online.TrueFalse
39Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 6 NEXT>Answer 6False. According to the Student Code of Conduct students serve as representatives of Diversity College when associated with the address. Policy violations expressed through Facebook can lead to investigation through the University judicial system.
40Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 7 NEXT>Question 7You can file a stalking petition through the Student Conduct Board based on the information the student was able to gain through Facebook.TrueFalse
41Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 7 NEXT>Answer 7True. You can file a petition through the Student Conduct Board. Diversity College has a low tolerance for stalking, therefore takes all cases seriously no matter how the personal information is obtained.
42Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Question 8 NEXT>Question 8You posted information on the site with the intentions for your friends use only. You can monitor which students have access to your information.TrueFalse
43Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! Answer 8 NEXT>Answer 8True. Facebook provides you with the option to limit who has visibility of your information. Under the “My Privacy” menu item you are able to control who has access to view your profile.
44Questionnaire Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>Thank you for completing the Facebook 101 Tutorial. For records of the committee that designed this tutorial, please answer the following questions:In taking this tutorial, did you gain any new information regarding the use of Facebook? If so, what did you learn?After taking this tutorial, will you make different choices when logging in to Facebook? If so, what differences?
45Thank you for your time and consideration of this presentation and the upcoming Facebook educational program. We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions!After completing this project, we have seen the positive impact that Facebook can have on our students, and we want to take a proactive approach to education our First-Year students on the uses and abuses of Facebook.The Internet Safety Ad-Hoc Committee has enjoyed this experience and looks forward to working with you in the future!