Print Page Email Page
Bookmark and Share
Social Network Sites

713-525-6900
ithelpdesk@stthom.edu

Protect yourself from cyberbullying!
CyberbullyingCyberbullying can range from embarrassing or cruel online posts or digital pictures, to online threats, harassment and negative comments, to stalking through emails, Web pages, text and IM (Instant Messages). While any age group is vulnerable, teenagers and young adults are common victims and cyberbullying is a growing problem in high schools and universities. 


What can you do to prevent cyberbullying?

  • Look for signs of cyberbullying.
  • Tell friends to stop cyberbullying.
  • Refuse to pass along cyberbullying messages.
  • Block communication with cyberbullies.
  • Report cyberbullying to a trusted adult.
  • Save the evidence of cyberbullying.
  • Act immediately; don’t wait to see if the abuse will stop.

Learn more

 

Social Network Sites and Awareness
Social NetworkingProtect yourself when social networking! 

Social Network Sites (a.k.a. social networking and sometimes referred to as “friend-of-a-friend” sites) build upon the concept of traditional social networks where you are connected to new people through people you already know. The purpose of the social networking may be purely social, allowing users to establish friendships or romantic relationships, while others may focus on establishing business connections.
(Source: US-CERT)

Although the features of social networking sites differ, they allow you to provide information about yourself and offer some type of communication mechanism (email, Instant Messenger, chat rooms and forums) that enable you to connect with other users. Popular sites would include Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.

What should I do to keep my privacy secure on social networking sites?

  • Be selective about who you accept as a friend on a social network.
  • Be smart about everything you place on a social network site. It is permanent.
  • Do not share personal or financial information.
  • Change your privacy settings to limit access. Review them periodically.
  • Be careful, and only install apps that come from trusted, well-known sites. Malicious apps can steal and misuse personal data.
  • Be wary of clicking on links posted on people’s walls or public pages. Suspicious, too good to be true links? Do not click on it.
  • Do not use University resources for credit card transactions

Learn more social networking security tips:

Remember: safety is always your first concern and sensitive information is for your eyes only.

 

Cyber Security Tip II - Social Networking

Set your privacy settings. Limit access to your info.

IT Help Desk

IT Help Desk  

Contact the IT Help Desk for issues with IT services.
 

Learn more

Forms & Requests

Forms & Requests  

Access common request forms.

 

Learn more

Security & Protection

Security & Protection  

Learn about managing and protecting information.
 

Learn more

University of St. Thomas - Houston, TX - Educating Leaders of Faith and Character
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.

 

Copyright © 2014 University of St. Thomas.
All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Clery Act | Title IX
Site Map
Contact Us
  University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006-4626
     
  713-522-7911
     
Follow Us
like us on facebook follow us on youtube follow us on twitter follow us on linkedin follow us on pinterest see us on instagram join us on google plus
  • like us on facebook
  • follow us on youtube
  • follow us on twitter
  • follow us on linkedin
  • follow us on pinterest
  • see us on instagram
  • join us on google plus