Here’s the latest in a recent string of articles highlighting how one’s online life can carry over into the very real world of work and school. From the NY Daily News, an account of how potential employers use Google as another method of checking up on job applicants. I continue to hear stories of college admissions departments visiting MySpace as an additional step in the application process.
I doubt this matters much to most kids. I maintain that shortsightedness is one of the distinguishing characteristics of adolescence. (And I’m not trying to be too harsh here. It just is.) Many high school students have trouble recognizing the near-term ramifications of their actions, let along what might happen to them several years from now.
At the very least, this Daily News story is a potential opening to a larger and more important conversation with students about appropriate online behavior.