FCCLA helps members develop knowledge and encourages members to be smart about what they post about themselves.
So what’s safe and what’s a good idea for social media posts? Did you know that employers check social media on possible hires? Did you know that colleges check social media for applicants?
Want a good reputation when you leave high school??… think about what you post and share. MN FCCLA asked 807 members in April….
” What methods of communication do you do regularly?”
Combined Grades 6th- 12th (157Male and 650 Female Surveys- Total 807 Surveys)
Males Females Combined
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According to some research teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.
- 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.
- 71% post their school name, up from 49%.
- 71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.
- 92% post their real name to the profile they use most often.
- 84% post their interests, such as movies, music, or books they like.
- 82% post their birth date.
- 62% post their relationship status.
- 24% post videos of themselves.
So be smart, be safe and think before you post, comment, like or text!
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