The president warned teens in Tuesday’s speech to be cautious of their behavior on social networking sites.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – President Barack Obama addressed the nation’s students on Tuesday on issues concerning their education, but also touched on other aspects of their lives including social networking online. As reported by Reuters, Obama warned teens to use caution when interacting on sites such as Facebook so they won’t regret certain activities later on.
Obama is quoted by Reuters as stating after being asked for advice by a student on how to become a president, “Well, let me give you some very practical tips. First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life… And when you’re young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I’ve been hearing a lot about young people who — you know, they’re posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search.”
As noted in the report a survey found that 35 percent of participants have rejected job applicants based on content they found on sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
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