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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Colleges beginning to warn students about online postings

Looks like colleges are stepping up their efforts to educate students about their online postings.

Students warned of Internet risks

ASSOCIATED PRESS Incoming college students are hearing the usual warnings this summer about the dangers of everything from alcohol to credit-card debt. But many also are getting lectured on a new topic -- the risks of Internet postings, particularly on popular social networking sites such as Facebook.

From large public schools such as Western Kentucky to smaller private ones such as Birmingham-Southern and Smith, colleges across the country have revamped their orientation talks to students and parents to include online behavior. Others, Susquehanna University and Washington University in St. Louis among them, have new role-playing skits on the topic that students will watch, after which they will break into smaller groups to discuss.

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