Social media activity could jinx teens chances of finding jobs
Teens should be aware that what they post on social media could hurt job chancesPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- School is out in Clark County and many kids are sleeping in Thursday morning.
But, pretty soon they will be awake and some of them will be looking for something to do.
The Boys and Girls Club in Southern Highlands has been preparing all week for a big rush of kids.
They have games and activities ready to go and computers for kids to use.
And with this week's heat, many kids will choose to stay indoors and will most likely be spending time online.
So, this is a good time to remind young people to be careful of what they post online.
Many teens don't realize that what they post on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter could hurt their chances of getting a job.
Not just a job this summer, but jobs in the future too.
A new study has found that eight percent of Americans, between the ages of 16 and 24, have lost a job opportunity because of their social media profiles.
That study was done by the market analysis firm On Device Research.
If you are a parent and you know your kid is going to have a lot of free time this summer to spend it online, it might be something you want to talk about.
And it might be a good idea to look into programs like the one at the Boys and Girls Club to give young people something to do besides spend all their time at home and in front of a computer.