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Southern Miss will launch new social media guidelines

HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM) -   Social media continues to grow at a rapid pace, but protocol to handle potential abuse and unwanted embarrassment is limited.

That is why Southern Miss has taken steps to point out the dangers of social media use for students and employees. For the past two years, Director of Equal Employment and Affirmative Action at Southern Miss, Dr. Rebecca Woodrick and a committee of students, administrators, faculty and staff have worked on guidelines to address social media use on campus.

Woodrick says these guidelines are a proactive measure.

"One, is to always remember that cyber space is public space. Anything that you put on a facebook page, anything that you twitter, anything that you send by e-mail you ought to feel comfortable about it being on a billboard on the interstate. The other, is a reminder to use civility is cyberspace. It is very easy to hit the reply button or the send button, and have misunderstandings, or emotions stirred up easily.  You may find yourself saying things to persons probably you wouldn't if you were face to face," said Woodrick.

Woodrick says the last guideline is reminding employees and students, that the way you present yourself in social media can have a positive or negative impact on your reputation.

Between October 22nd and 27th , Southern Miss will launch a social media blitz designed to raise awareness about social network conduct.

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