Hate your boss? Got a Hangover? Doing Drugs? – Embarrassing Facebook Posts Exposed!

OopsA young 18-year-old named Callum Haywood who lives in Nottingham, England has created a website, called: “We know what you’re doing” and we think you should Stop! to reinforce, amongst his age group,  the very public and damaging nature of Facebook posts if you have not correctly set your Privacy Settings. I know we have been saying for years that you must check and double check your Privacy Settings, but still many don’t. On this site I typed in the following words and phrases; ‘hangover’, ‘drugs’, ‘hate my boss’ and it pulled all the Public Facebook Status Updates with these terms. Here are just three of many that came up:

Mitchell D. Love buying drugs online 🙂 about 5 days ago, 5 people like this, posted from Facebook for iPhone, report
Shannon K. Haven’t been out drinking in a while! Hangover while trying to do homework and go to class tomorrow! Eh oh well! about 5 days ago, 5 people like this, posted from Facebook for iPhone, report
Brittany S. i hate my boss!!! i hate my boss!!! i HATE my boss!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrr! once i find a new job IM QUITTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! about 5 days ago, no people like this, posted from web, report

Mmmmm…this is a good prompt to have that conversation with your teen or young adult about CHECKING their settings or being careful of what they say! Truly embarrassing Facebook status updates exposed by website | Naked Security.

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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