BU's Take Back the Night looks at online victimization

For immediate release: March 30, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — Dante Ricci of Campus Outreach Services will discuss online victimization and prevention during Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Take Back the Night observance Wednesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. in Kehr Union, multipurpose A and B.

Ricci's discussion, "He Said, She Said," will focus on a person's online reputation, cyber safety and the construction of a digital dossier. He will talk about students' Internet risks and the importance of maintaining the privacy of personal data and passwords. He also will talk about the messages Facebook postings, blogs, chat rooms, photos and videos present to those who will decide students' futures.

The Take Back the Night program will be followed by a candlelight vigil around BU's campus. The event is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with Take Back the Night, the annual Clothesline Project is taking place through Thursday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and on Friday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Women's Resource Center. The sessions allow participants who have been or know someone who has been affected by violence to express words of encouragement or tell their story by creating a T-shirt. All shirts will be on display in the Student Services Center April 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8, and will be exhibited during Take Back the Night on Wednesday, April 8, in the Kehr Union, multipurpose A and B.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.