Mumbai: As per the conference of the State’s Education and Training Boards, employers asking candidates their personal accounts on the social networking sites may be a denial of a candidate’s human rights but is becoming a trend.
The inaugural conference of the Education and Training Boards of Ireland, successors to the Vocational Education Committees, also warned that teachers too could find themselves easily compromised by what they post on Facebook or other social media sites.
The conference stressed on the fact that the digital footprint could embarrass the user, even if the user was not posting and did not have social media profiles. An occasion where a student googled the term “Bernadette Johns” and was presented with a list of pornographic sites was stated as an example by one of the lecturer.
The Education and Training Boards in Ireland comprises 16 separate boards which replaced the VECs and Fas training centers on 1July, this year.