College freshmen who reported high levels of anxiousness and alcohol use appeared to be more connected with Facebook, while those who reported high levels of loneliness and anxiousness use the social network to connect with others, according to the results of a recent study.
Applying to colleges and seeking financial aid is no game, but a Facebook game from the Collegeology Games project — a collaboration of the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education’s Pullias Center for Higher Education and the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Game Innovation Lab — is aimed at guiding high-school students in the U.S. through the long process.
As more and more middle school and high school students log onto Facebook, courts have had to reassess the definition of virtual free speech. Many younger members use Facebook to vent frustration, but when posts are aimed toward teachers and faculty members, where is the line drawn? A Minnesota court recently ruled in favor of a 12-year-old student who posted unfavorably about a school staff member on Facebook, citing that the school’s demand for her social media passwords violated First and Fourth Amendment rights.
Although most of us probably won’t step foot on Mars, one Facebook campaign is utilizing the red planet and the social network to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Through Raytheon Company’s Mission to Mars, students can explore the planet virtually and interact with Facebook to earn grants.
The words “back to school” make some kids even more unhappy than others, as returning to the classroom often coincides with returning to being the victim of bullying, and a recent study by McAfee found that Facebook is the most prominent vehicle of the cyber form of such behavior.
This week, some California high school students are living the dream: getting a taste of what it’s like to work for Facebook. The company’s inaugural high school internship program — Facebook Academy — started this week, and students are taking in the full experience.
What do you get when a pack of Seawolves come together? Apparently, an awesome Facebook photo mosaic.
The use of Facebook among teachers and students has made the news quite often of late, usually not in a good way, but Facebook is looking to help change that by teaming up with Edutopia, an initiative created by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, on “How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School.”
Facebook will livestream an event encouraging engineering students to stick with the program.
Students spend enough time on Facebook, so they might as well be able to pay their bills while they’re on the social network. That’s the thinking behind SmartClick, a payment interface that incorporates Facebook plugins.