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ERIC Number: EJ895002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
Facebook: Perils, Perceptions and Precautions
La Roche, Claire Reeves; Flanigan, Mary A.; La Roche, St. Clair Reeves
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v6 n5 p31-38 Sep 2009
Facebook is one of the fastest growing applications of the Internet. Social networking via Facebook provides a popular way for students and others to connect with a wide audience and expand their circle of friends. Facebook account holders have been denied admission to universities, not hired for jobs, lost scholarships, been disciplined by college administrators and arrested for online postings and exercising what they consider to be their right of free speech. A survey of 118 undergraduate students and 45 employers was conducted in an effort to determine their Facebook habits and perceptions about proper postings. Recent cases involving disciplinary action, restrictions on Facebook use and the First Amendment are discussed. Suggestions are made for safer Facebook protocol. (Contains 4 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment