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2014-2015

 

August 14, 2014

 

Speaker warns students of online dangers      
           
C.L. Lindsay, a nationally recognized expert and leader in the field of student rights and academic lindsayfreedom, spoke to students during Cowley College’s New Student Orientation held Wednesday in the Robert Brown Theatre.

One of his main points was online communities have no privacy, things can be viewed by college officials and employers. He warned students not to post photos of themselves engaged in illegal activities and to not include a physical address on their web page. He also told them to assume anything they put online will stay there forever.

His presentation included a slide show that demonstrated some of the bad decisions students have made by posting photos or information that could come back to haunt them on their web site.

“If there is one thing I hope students take away from this is if you don’t do it offline, don’t do it online,”
Lindsay said. “You need to think before you do something online.”

Lindsay is the author of The College Student's Guide to the Law: Get a Grade Changed, Keep Your Stuff Private, Throw a Police-Free Party, and more. This was his third visit to Cowley College in the past decade.
“His enthusiasm and knowledge is awesome,” Cowley College director of student life Kristi Shaw said.

“He is great at keeping students up to date as to what dangers are out there.”