Thursday, January 03, 2013
Lewd Facebook confessions 'making students unemployable'
Whether or not they contravene any official rules, these boasts are extremely foolish
Students who make Facebook confessions about boozing and bed-hopping have been warned it could leave them unemployable. The craze for online confession pages has swept the country with thousands using them to brag about boozing and bonking.
But academic chiefs have warned students that their racy anecdotes could damage their future job prospects.
One Facebook site, Swansea Uni Confessions, has been slammed by the university and its student union. In a joint statement, registrar Raymond Ciborowski and Students' Union president Tom Upton said: "We are seriously concerned about the nature and content of these pages.
"Irresponsible use of social media can damage their future employment prospects as companies are increasingly searching for information on job applicants."