A major social networking company has agreed to mirror UCLA’s Web site during emergencies. If all goes according to plan, this pilot program will prevent the university’s site from crashing due to an overload of traffic that often occurs when disasters strikes.
Alex Branaman, district chief for the Alachua County (Fla.)Public Schools, demonstrates that there are alternative ways tostructure a campus security force and deal with common campus safetyissues.
With widespread usage of Web-based social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace at schools and colleges of all sizes, we’ve entered a new era in the evolution of stalking. Proactive campus safety professionals need to alert youth to the many unintended negative consequences of openly exchanging personal information.