There are several ways to login to Facebook at school: how you proceed depends mostly on the computer arrangements and facilities available at your high school or college / university. Some institutions place public computers (PC or Mac) at the disposal of all students, without allocating individual profiles to each user: you basically sit down and load the website you want to access (Facebook or otherwise). Other campuses let you have your own profile, where you need to sign in with a specific user name and password to access the computer itself. How you login to your Facebook profile depends, as you'll see.
How to get on Facebook at school
If your school or university offers only public computers (where you don't need to login personally)...
- This means that you have no privacy, in a sense. So if you go to
www.facebook.com, you may find another Facebook user already logged in, if the last person to visit Facebook on that computer accidentally chose to make Facebook remember his/her password.
- For that same reason, when you login to Facebook from school on a public computer, never (ever!) check the "Keep me logged in" checkbox, as shown on the screenshot above.
- In that case, once you are done checking your Facebook account, you will want to ensure that no-one (another student, faculty, or visitor) can access your profile once you step away from that computer - first, do make sure to logout of Facebook and confirm that you are signed out, and then close the web browser window to be on the safe side.
- An even better solution is to use the private browsing feature of the web browser available on your school computer - this ensures that no traces of cookies or login history will remain on that machine once you close the private browsing window, something we'll cover in more details in upcoming tutorials on safely signing in to Facebook from public places.
- So, ideally login to Facebook at school using private browsing!
Login to Facebook at school with your own computer profile
In some cases, your school or college may give you the option of using campus-wide computers from which you can access your profile by entering a user name and a password. This means that your credentials "unlock" access to your Mac or Windows profile, which is "private".
If this is how you access your profile on the computer network at your school, the safety of your Facebook login is less of a concern, since (unless your network account is hacked), you will be the only one accessing your profile which contains web browsing history, and saved logins. Even so, we nonetheless recommend that you always manually logout of Facebook when not using your home computer.
And this covers the most two common Facebook-login-at-school scenarios!
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