Advice for pupils on social media
PUPILS in Wales could soon get advice on avoiding the pitfalls of using social media and preventing damage to their future career prospects.
A pilot scheme will give tips on avoiding posting compromising or embarrassing photos on sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
It is being run by the office of the information commissioner, a UK body which promotes data privacy as part of its role.
"We've had cases where people have maybe applied for jobs and something they've done in their past or they've put up on Facebook has actually stopped them from getting that job," said Anne Jones, the assistant information commissioner.
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"We all know that employers tend to search for these things online and it certainly has been happening and I'm sure it will happen again in the future."
Ms Jones said that earlier pilot schemes in Shropshire and Cambridge were being extended to Wales.
One school will be chosen shortly to take part in a wider pilot scheme of 30 schools across the UK.