Future Careers dashed because of a Tweet?
On this blog there is a lot of reference to using online social media platforms such as twitter, blogs, educational websites and resources. Each of these websites allows for people to add and express opinions on these social media platforms – which is great!
However, sometimes it’s easy to forget that these are public online social media platforms that can be accessed by anyone.
Students have to abide to strict internet usage policies, and most schools have certain websites blocked in schools to ensure safety. However, outside of school what protects students from making a social faux pas mistake online for the whole world to see?
Students outside of schools may not realise the impact that their social media platforms will have on future opportunities. For example:
66 percent of recruiters reconsidered candidates because of spelling and grammar errors in their social profiles (U.S. Money Worldwide, June 15, 2015)
Though this may seem irrelevant to education it may make a good lessons on creating awareness of pause and think before using any social media platform which can be accessed.
12 things students should never do on social Media
Social Media Mistakes
- Note Number 7: http://techland.time.com/2013/07/24/11-simple-ways-to-protect-your-privacy/
Examples of Students being expelled