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  • 1. Self –disclosure risks andbenefits on social networks
  • 2. 5 Communication Privacy Management Principles Petronio, Sandra at
  • 3. 1. People believe they own and have a right to controltheir private information.2. People control their private information throughthe use of personal privacy rules.3. When others are told or given access to a person’sprivate information, they become co-owners of thatinformation.4. Co-owners of private information need tonegotiate mutually agreeableprivacy rules abouttelling others.5. When co-owners of private information don’teffectively negotiate and follow mutually held privacyrules, boundary turbulence is the likely resultPetronio, Sandra at
  • 4. Risks“Be aware when you mix your work andpersonal lives.”
  • 5. Altering student perceptions of teachers“Student perceptions of a teacher’s credibility andtheir reports of motivation and affective learningmay also be affected by what the teacher discloseson Facebook. The number of photographs and theamount of information provided on the virtualsocial network may positively or negatively alterstudent perceptions.”
  • 6. Identity theft58% of identity theft has occurred online
  • 7. What are the benefits?
  • 8. Increased positive attitudes to teacher and course“O’Sullivan et al. (2004) found that studentswho viewed an instructor’s website with highlevels of mediated immediacy, including formsof self-disclosure, reported high levels ofmotivation and affective learning, indicatingpositive attitudes toward the course and theteacher.”
  • 9. Knowledge sharing in your area of expertiseBuild a personal learning network to keep up todate and enhance your professional profile
  • 10. Do the risks outweigh the benefits?
  • 11. Check out the debate• schools-%E2%80%93-do-the-benefits-outweigh-the-risks/•
  • 12. How do I manage my privacy with students on social networks?
  • 13. Decide what and how much information to disclose“Once teachers enter the network, they mustmake decisions about how much information todisclose.”
  • 14. Use discretion“In your efforts to be transparent, you need totake care not to publish information that shouldnot be made public.”
  • 15. Set your privacy options“Staff are encouraged to explore and use theprivacy options that are available to help keeptheir private life private – and avoid student’saccessing your personal photographs andconversations”
  • 16. Keep informed of changes to privacy settings and of scams• Know how to create professional and personal groups• Control who can see what in your profile• Learn to distribute information selectively• Check what permissions you click.• Register for the Government ScamWatch alerts at
  • 17. Know who you are online• Search your name online in Google, Images, Social Network sites etc.• Select and correct what you don’t want made public
  • 18. Create and manage your online professional identity• Use privacy settings• Own and audit your site• Check what you write before you post• Be mindful of your communication style and delivery• Select photos that project your professional role
  • 19. Discuss privacy rules with your students• Work out student rules and responsibilities online• Discuss what kind of language and photos will be appropriate and acceptable• Explain the privacy settings• Discuss how you will handle the advertising. Don’t click?• Understand netiquette rules. See
  • 20. Breach of privacy rules• Correct any unintentional mistakes• Delete inappropriate comments• If it is serious: “There may be other action to take - for example if a student is making the comments it may be necessary to take disciplinary action.”