When it comes to college admissions, scholarships, and jobs almost all students are now acutely aware that colleges and employers will be checking their social media. A recent survey of more than 1,000 20-25 year old recent and soon to be college graduates found that 68% of respondents said they would never try to hide their social media accounts from potential employers. In assessing these findings, the survey sponsor surmised: “This transparency is a boon for potential empl
As a recent graduate from Fordham University, I couldn't help but notice the popular tendency for others my age to hide their social media profiles in order to avoid backlash from prospective employers and job recruiters. In a social age where almost every college student has one form of social media or another, hiding a profile screams “I have something to hide, but please hire me anyway,” a slightly concerning reality that many individuals don’t often think about.
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As parents, we fear the much written about dangers of social media: sexting, on-line predators, cyber bullying, sleep deprivation, privacy and depression.
Our conversations with our children about social media have been framed by these negatives a