KOKOMO, Ind. – In a time where college students have the world at their fingertips, it's important to know the do's and don'ts of managing an online presence. Luckily for students at IU Kokomo, C.L. Lindsay will visit to present his lecture "Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law."
This event will take place on Wednesday, January 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located in the Kelley Student Center. It is free admission and open to the public. Student Union Board is sponsoring this event, and encourages all students, faculty, and staff at IU Kokomo and all community members to attend the event.
"It's important to understand and learn online policies and how to be careful," said Kristin Birkey, graduate assistant for student affairs and SUB advisor. "Lindsay teaches these topics in a serious, but humorous, light."
Lindsay will touch on how your Facebook pages can come back to haunt you, especially when potential employers can view your sites and information. He will even find questionable Facebook pictures of audience members and show them to further illustrate and explain his points.
Other topic points include plagiarism, intellectual property online, computing privacy, and laws regarding these topics.
"Everyone seems to have a Facebook profile these days. Lindsay's lecture is relevant and hits close to home," Birkey said. "He will present about real issues that will make you think twice about what you post."
Lindsay, a former attorney, founded the Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (CO-STAR), which is a national student rights organization that helps college students with legal problems. He is the author of multiple books regarding student rights, online privacy, policies, and more. Lindsay has appeared on national television, radio, and national publications. In addition to the show he will present at IU Kokomo, he has two other popular shows about cyber bullying and keeping your college parties legal.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.