Facebook Do’s and Don’ts: Spring Break Edition
By Alexandria Sese > Sophomore > English > University of Illinois at Chicago
Party Pooper: There’s going to be some crazy parties this spring break and things that might shed a negative light on you and your friends. While there’s nothing wrong with having a great time with your friends during spring break, keep your party pictures fun and classy…for your sake and theirs.
Beach Bod: What do great spring break beaches, the beach body you’ve been working and your friends make? A great spring break Facebook photo op! While there is nothing wrong with flaunting your body, it can easily go overboard and underdressed. You might want to be remembered for looking good in a swimsuit but you definitely don’t want to be remembered as the girl who won the wet t-shirt contest.
Alcohol: Posting pictures with alcohol has a lot of potential dangers to your image. For students of legal age (Read: If you’re under 21, don’t even think about it), ask this question: Would I show this to my parents?
Of course, another failsafe precaution is taking advantage of Facebook’s privacy settings. Spring break will be filled with fun and memorable times with that you’d want to capture in picture and share with your friends. But with everything that goes online, be careful of what you decide to put your name on: your Facebook can be a source of pride but can also be a source of shame. Don’t let your spring break fun ruin the rest of the year.