I’ve spoken and written about social media and how we (ab)use it for personal and professional networks, and how it can take on a life of it’s own without any of us knowing about it. The best examples of social media or sharing/liking something gone wrong are often the one’s where someone has made a right royal muck-up. Examples (of which there are many) include:
- Facebook post costs waitress her job
- Teacher loses job over Facebook photo, files lawsuit
- Teacher Loses Job After Commenting About Students, Parents on Facebook
- Fired Over Facebook: 13 Posts That Got People CANNED
Get your mind out of the gutter (for a moment), stop sniggering at the title of the student-produced film below, and take note of the message … “look at the importance of protecting your reputation online by not posting compromising photos, videos, and other content”. It’s meant to be funny, it’s meant to be serious .. it does both as well as inform.
Would it make a difference on how your students (or own kids) view their online behaviour?