Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Protecting Privacy on Facebook

Earlier in the month, Facebook changed its privacy settings and gave users more control over how they keep their information on the widely popular social networking site private. It is important for students (and adults) to understand what type of information they are making available about themselves online in social networks. It can be very easy to inadvertently share information, photos and videos about yourself that can lead to negative consequences in both your personal and professional life. eSchool News posted a great article that gives information on things to look for when determining the type of privacy settings you put on your Facebook profile. I would share these tips with students and anyone else you know that has an account on Facebook:

How to protect your privacy on Facebook