Student’s Facebook confessions about binge-drinking and bed hopping ‘could make them unemployable’
- Academic chiefs have warned ‘irresponsible’ posts could hurt job prospects
- Swansea University students have been posting ‘confessions’ to Facebook
- The university and students’ union has warned against sharing lurid details
Students who use social networking sites to confess about their boozing and bed-hopping have been warned it could leave them unemployable.
Undergraduates have been swapping tales of binge-drinking and lewd behaviour on the social networking site Facebook, leading academic chiefs to warn their racy anecdotes could damage their future job prospects.
The craze for online confession pages has swept the country with students often using them to brag about their extra-curricular activities.
But one Facebook site, Swansea Uni Confessions, has been slammed by the university and its student union.
In a joint statement, registrar Raymond Ciborowski and students union president Tom Upton said: ‘We are seriously concerned about the nature and content of these pages.
‘Irresponsible use of social media can damage their future employment prospects as companies are increasingly searching for information on job applicants.’