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Huge increases in the use of social media by students have posed difficult ethical questions for Universities. Comments posted on sites such as Facebook are often ‘stream of consciousness’ thoughts, expressed with little regard to their potential impact. Sometimes, they constitute serious transgressions, including racism, homophobia, violent threats and admissions of plagiarism. Do Universities have a duty of care to intervene for staff and student well-being?
…Comments of this nature can seriously threaten the well-being of students and staff at university. So what can be done to protect them, while maintaining freedom of speech? –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story in which the tension between protecting students and freedom of speech drives the plot.

Journaling Prompt: How much are you comfortable sharing on line? How careful are you about your privacy settings?

Art Prompt: College students on Facebook

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about some of the long term ramifications of Facebook use that college student may face.

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