AVG Technologies released the findings of its latest research, “Digital Baggage,” the sixth stage of its “Digital Diaries” series. The survey was pulled from over 4,400 18-25 year olds and found that a sizeable chunk of young adults, especially those entering the workforce from or after school — are using social networks to broadcast personal and work-related information that could potentially threaten their young careers.
- One in eight young professionals voice work-related frustrations online, while only 40% adjust their privacy settings to make sure their opinions aren’t seen by their employers
- 21% of young professionals in the US have inappropriate photos posted online
- While half of those surveyed wish they could remove inappropriate photos, over half don’t even consider going back to edit their online profiles
AVG has also put together a few video shorts that offer action-items for users to create a professional boundary between their social media presence and work-life. What’s in your digital baggage?
(This content was reprinted from AVG Technologies.)