Spring Clean Facebook……Chores for the Modern Teen!

Spring CleanWe all know that teens can ‘post’ without thinking.  Soon many who are turning 15 or above will be  searching for a part time job.  Some well-known companies ask applicants to log in to their Facebook page as part of the interview process.  This is one of those ‘teachable moments’ that parent’s shouldn’t miss.

Ask your teen what a potential employer might see?  For teens already in casual work they may suddenly receive a ‘friend request’ from their boss.  This is a tricky one – accepting this invitation or not also has its risks!

Start teaching them now that  just as you expect them to clean up around the house when friends visit you also hope that they will clean up their social media profiles now and again.

Most teens could ‘not be bothered’ combing through their hundreds and sometimes thousands of posts and pics and to eliminate all those that the coach, grandma and/or the boss might find objectionable.

So SimpleWash, a new app designed to quickly spring clean their profiles, is a must.  As reported by mashable – SimpleWash,  ‘scans all the content on your Facebook profile — including comments by other people on photos or posts — and detects keywords that might be associated with things you don’t want a potential employer seeing (references to  alcohol, profanities, inappropriate pages or groups you may have liked and so on).

SimpleWash flags what it believes to be inappropriate content, and you can click on anything you want to remove, and be transferred directly to the post on Facebook, where you can delete or hide it.

SimpleWash, the Easiest Way to Clean Up Your Facebook Page.

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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