大学英语四级题库/阅读理解 Section C

    As high school students flock to social networking sites, campus police are scanningtheir Facebook and MySpace pages for tips to help break up fights, monitor gangs andprevent crime.
    Some students object to police looking over their shoulders. But officers responsiblefor school safety say routine checks of the online forums often add to the knowledge theyobtain from hallways or schoolyards.
    In recent years, school administrators have blamed some campus fights on Internetconflicts and urged parents to keep watch on their children's computer activity. But studentswho use the Web to let their 500 closest friends know what they are doing at all times aresometimes surprised that police are watching, too.
    Police don't have special privileges on Facebook or MySpace. Students who want to gounobserved can change privacy settings so that their profiles are displayed only to a list ofapproved people. But the default (默认) settings leave those profiles open to many Internetusers (in the case of Facebook) or all of them (in the case of MySpace).
    Employers and college admissions counselors have examined online profiles of studentapplicants for some time. Police across the country have been doing the same for the pasttwo or three years, said Kevin Quinn, a spokesman for the Minnesota-based National
Association of School Resource Officers.
    "If you're already familiar with the technology, it doesn't take you but a couple ofminutes to hook into the student population and keep an eye on things," Quinn said.
    An expedition into a thicket (丛林) of MySpace profiles found high school studentsdiscussing drugs, sex and fights. It was all publicly available (although in language thatcaused a reporter to blush).
    Late last month, Fairfax County police announced the arrests of seven Chantilly areateenagers for trying to recruit Franklin Middle School students to a gang. That investigationwas aided when a student showed the school resource officer gang symbols littering one ofthe suspect's Myspace profiles.
    Fairfax police say they pride themselves on addressing issues in schools before theydevelop into major problems. Keeping an eye on Facebook and MySpace has become anextra tool in that effort, they said.

1.[单选题]Police officers scan social networking sites like Facebook or MySpace because ___________.
  • A.they have some special privileges to do so
  • B.they may detect gang-fighting through the Net
  • C.it is easier to solve students' conflicts online
  • D.it is their duty to protect students' privacy
2.[单选题]How did Fairfax County police identify the teenagers as gang members?
  • A.By investigating the students recruited.
  • B.By sending a policeman to spy on the gang.
  • C.By watching the spot they meet regularly.
  • D.By checking their self-descriptions online.
3.[单选题]What does "looking over their shoulders" (Line 1, Para.2) means in the passage?
  • A.Limit their time spending online.
  • B.Blame them for the conflicts.
  • C.Monitor what they said online.
  • D.Make schoolyard checking a routine.
4.[单选题]What does the author mainly discuss in the passage?
  • A.Students' neglect of protecting their privacy online.
  • B.Internet helping police maintain school and public order.
  • C.Social networking sites having bad influence on teenagers.
  • D.Police's unwelcome interference in students' online activities.
5.[单选题]Police can have access to many students' online profiles due to ___________.
  • A.students' casual attitude to private information
  • B.the technical support offered by the websites
  • C.the approval given by the students themselves
  • D.the special right granted by the governrnent
参考答案: B,D,C,B,A