From this section, you can limit access in a variety of ways.
- Click on the “Edit Settings” tab under The New School section. This provides you several options.
- You can limit the people who can view your entire profile at The New School. Depending on the type of identifying information you have on your page, you may want to restrict your profile view to friends only. While it might seem convenient to have your profile open to meet new friends, the reasoning to block outside people at your school is sounder than the default policy of blocking people at other schools; New School students will be able to locate you more easily.
- You can limit the types of users who can view your profile: undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff, and alumni. If you have items that you do not want your work-study supervisor or your professor to see, you may blanket block entire user categories, as imminent New School policy might punish faculty, staff, and students for offensive or illegal content posted within online profiles.
- You can also limit specific areas of your profile to certain users.
- Contact information - this area is specifically important to restrict. We recommend keeping everything except for your email and AIM screen name private to non-friends. If non-friends want your contact information, they can always email or message you.
- Wall, Friends, etc – not much harm exists in keeping these open to strangers, though future employers might engage in data mining and assign blame to you for certain actions through your on-line associations with others.
- Click on the “Edit Settings” tab under the search section. Here you can allow only New School students to find your profile, when they type in your name in the search bar. This proves useful, if you do not want random people or employers to know that you have a profile.
- You can block specific people by adding their names to the block list. This is useful to stop someone from harassing you online, while allowing others to view your profile. Keep in mind that an individual or employer may still access your profile using someone’s account, so do not rely on this tool exclusively.
- Finally, you can limit specific people’s access to your profile; for example this could allow you to befriend administrators, while limiting what they could view.
For more information on internet safety, please contact Eric Garrison, Health Educator, at 212.229.5687.