We 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.