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1 Facebook 101 Presentation by the Internet Safety Ad-hoc Committee

2 The Necessity of Facebook 101 Education of students on positive and negative outcomes of using Facebook Encourages staff members to stay current with todays student culture and issues Assist students in developing safety precautions related to online social networks and journals Analysis of Maslows Hierarchy of Needs in relation to this pro-active response to Facebook

3 The Content of Facebook 101 Analysis of current research and other available documents Knowledge of recent events on our campus and other campuses Education of students and the process of coming to personal conclusions on the use of Facebook for each individual student Awareness of the judicial process the institution can take when Facebook is used in improper ways Encouragement of constructive use of Facebook for the benefit of the campus community

4 Assessment 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 networks Determination 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.

5 Faculty/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 Resources Over half of college students use Facebook and it has become one of the top ten most visited sites daily Facebook 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 later Pictures and other images posted become public property Diversity 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 Handbook

6 Orientation Session Agenda Welcome to Students Learning Outcomes of Session Whats out there? Benefits and Positive Ways to Utilize Facebook Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

7 Agenda Continued Why is Facebook so Popular? The Ins and Outs of Facebook - How to create an account - Whats in a profile? Keeping Yourself Safe on Facebook Discussion Groups Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

8 Learning Outcomes Understanding of online profiles, directories, journals, and other online communities Appreciation for the benefits of Facebook and other online communities Awareness of social and safety issues pertaining to Facebook Understanding of institutional policies in regards to using Facebook Opportunity to discuss Facebook issues with peers and administrative staff Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

9 MySpace Xanga Livejournal Blogger Facebook Etc. Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College! Whats Out There

10 Benefits and Positive Ways to Utilize Facebook Contact classmates to establish a study date A way of self-expression for students to show interest in certain groups and activities Connects students who share similar interests outside of the classroom A way to stay in touch with friends from high school An avenue for students to post announcements about student organization meetings, elections, events, and etc. Assist in the recruitment of new Fraternity and Sorority members Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

11 Why is Facebook So Popular? Part of the student culture at Diversity College Removes awkwardness of first meetings Efficient way of obtaining information Nice change from AIM and/or Easy way of keeping in touch with old and new friends Form of self-expression Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

12 How to create a Facebook account Complete the online tutorial with at least a B, as account creation requires your Sign up on using your address and create a passwordwww.Facebook.com Create your profile Set privacy restrictions Search for people you know and request friends Other things to do on Facebook Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

13 Whats in a profile? Basic information: name, sex, year, major, birthdate, residence, and more Contact information Personal information: interests, relationship status, etc. Professional information Groups Photos The Wall Advertisements on the sidebar Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

14 Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College! Keeping Yourself Safe on Facebook Any 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.

15 Discussion Excerpt 1 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: Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

16 Discussion Excerpt 2 "People are putting a lot of really personal information online," says Mr. O'Leary, who is himself a Facebook user. "When I need a friends 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: Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

17 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: Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College!

18 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! Orientation Session Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

19 Our 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

20 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! Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

21 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! Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

22 Scenario A You notice one day on your friends 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? Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

23 Question 1 At Diversity College, students can create their own registered student organization if there are at least 10 students interested. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

24 Answer 1 True. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

25 Scenario B After 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? Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

26 Question 2 Your 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. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

27 Answer 2 False. Diversity College can investigate the incident under its policy on lying and theft of another students identification and password. If convicted sanctions could be as severe as suspension from the University. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

28 Question 3 Facebook 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. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

29 Answer 3 False. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

30 09.asp ok.Postings.Photos.Incriminate.Dorm.PartyGoers shtml?norewrite&sourcedomain=www.thenortherner.com 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

31 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

32 Scenario C As 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? Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

33 Question 4 Facebook can be used to advertise events on your campus. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

34 Answer 4 True. 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! Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

35 Question 5 Diversity College has access to view and regulate the events your organization publicizes on Facebook. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

36 Answer 5 True. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

37 Tutorial Scenario D You 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? Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

38 Question 6 Posting on Facebook is separate from the University website. The University can not hold me accountable for information I provide online. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

39 Answer 6 False. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

40 Question 7 You can file a stalking petition through the Student Conduct Board based on the information the student was able to gain through Facebook. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

41 Answer 7 True. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

42 Question 8 You posted information on the site with the intentions for your friends use only. You can monitor which students have access to your information. True False Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

43 Answer 8 True. 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. Tutorial Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

44 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? Questionnaire Welcome to Diversity College! NEXT>

45 Thank 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!


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