Social networking and schools
At Berowra Public School we work hard with students to educate them about the dangers of using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and email to air negative opinions or material about others.
Content on these sites might seem to be private, but it can actually become very public indeed regardless of the privacy settings you use. Material is easily printed or forwarded, either deliberately or accidentally. This can be embarrassing for all parties, and in some cases might even be subject to defamation action.
All users of social networking sites and email should bear in mind that anything they type on the spur of the moment even to a narrow audience can end up having a very wide distribution. What people do online may have consequences in the 'real world'.