Monday, 12 November 2007

Staying safe online

Following on from the previous post, we've been thinking about giving students some advice on privacy, especially when using social networking sites such as Facebook, and we've had some preliminary discussions with the Student Union. I do have concerns about the amount of information some people post about themselves and make available to large numbers of people - phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, when they're going on holiday. More than enough for some form of identity theft to take place, or indeed stalking.

I discovered today that Cardiff University have produced some excellent guidelines:

which of course we wouldn't dream of plagiarising...

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