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Is This You? Internet Safety Day www.donthate.co.uk
Research from a global security software company discovered that more than 90% of human resources professionals search for unprotected social media profiles in order to assess a candidate`s suitability. Did You Know?
Would you post this?
It is legal for employers to search social media sites, providing they do not discriminate based on race and gender. They can choose not to give you a job based on your profile! Did You Know?
Job seekers were being found out for lying about their qualifications with employers checking their facebook pages to see if their online details matched their resume. Did You Know?
13% of potential employees were dismissed for making racist comments, and 9% were overlooked for displaying racy photos on their facebook page. Is This You?
1 in 10 were knocked back for boasting about drinking and drugs online.
Almost half of employers have rejected a potential worker after finding incriminating material on their facebook pages. Did You Know?
Have You Posted Similar Content?
Remember that nothing you write on the Web is completely private. Top Tip
A case study has shown that employees have lost their job due to posting negative comments regarding their job or boss. Did You Know?
Protect your digital reputation: don’t put anything online that you wouldn’t want your friends, family, colleagues and employers to see. Protect your personal social media or other internet accounts with privacy settings. Top Tip
Never give out personal information online to somebody you don’t know or post it publicly. Top Tip
Look for ‘Settings’ or ‘Options’ on social media sites to manage who can see your profile or photos tagged with your name and control how people can make comments. Top Tip
Be selective about the friends you accept. Regularly assess who has access to your pages. Top Tip
Discover what is on the Internet about you and periodically evaluate what you find. Create a positive reputation of yourself! Top Tip
Do not let peer pressure or what other people are doing on social networking sites convince you to do something you are not comfortable with. Top Tip
Research taken out amongst students at the University of Gloucestershire shows that just under 40% have never considered an employer looking at their social networking sites. Direct From You..
60% of students at the University of Gloucestershire do not always consider what they put on their social networking sites. Direct From You..
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