TCU should not ban Facebook

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    It’s true; students are addicted.The addiction has spread around the nation and has even caught on with professors. It started as a college network, but it has also trickled down to high school students.

    It is Facebook, and it’s becoming a part of the everyday lives of countless students.

    Facebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at schools, allows you to find people at your school, lets you see how people know each other, and helps you find people in your classes and groups.

    While many say that Facebook is a great networking and marketing tool, many also speculate the new phenomenon may turn into a feeding frenzy for identity theft entrepreneurs.

    It seems easy enough. All one would need is an e-mail address, and then you are Jane Doe who attends XYZ University, available with the click of a button.

    Some schools have resorted to banning Facebook on campus in an attempt to curb possible security concerns. While security is a major issue, the response at these schools is extreme.

    The solution is not for TCU to ban Facebook.

    One should take into consideration that, as great a tool as Facebook can be, students must exercise caution when using it.

    You most likely wouldn’t want thousands of people to know where you live – you would not post your address and phone number on your forehead when you walk around campus. To that same end, do not post private information, such as your residence and phone number, on your profile.

    A Facebook police squad doesn’t exist to enforce regulations listed in the Web site’s terms of use. Your security is in your own hands.

    Post at your own risk.

    To report any suspicious activity, e-mail security@facebook.com.

    Roxanna Latifi for the Editorial Board.