How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat  and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting pictures from the classroom.

Students and teachers might assume that their data is just broadcasted on their favorite social network and shared with their friends, but what they post often is shared with third-party vendors. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content.

Building Profiles

According to an article on Gizmodo, Facebook doesn’t only collect data from users; it monitors that data to make correlations about who those users are, creating a detailed profile for marketers. In 2014, for example, Facebook attempted to predict the relationship status of some of its users by analyzing their activity, searches and posts.

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