The Division of Students Affairs would like all users to gain a better understanding of the possible pitfalls of social networks such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and the multitude of Web 2.0 sites on the internet.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), estimates that just one in seven incidents are even reported.
The IC3 recommends the following measures to protect yourself:
The IC3 gives the victims of cyber crime a
convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that
alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations.
Practical tips from the federal government and the technology
industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your
computer, and protect your personal information.
Tips for Teens and Parents on How to Use MySpace.com
safely and responsibly.
The nation’s consumer protection agency is urging kids to add
one more lesson to the list: Don’t post information about yourself
online that you don’t want the whole world to know.
This Philadelphia community website provides is a vital
resource and provides important information for men and women on personal
safety including a video about safe usage of social networks.
Ross Radish, Assistant Dean of Students
Shawn Woods, Director Operations and Special Projects
Paul Furtaw, Director
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen a 33% increase in Internet crime between 2007 and 2008. The total dollar loss from all referred cases of fraud was $264.6 million up from $239.1 million in 2007.