Young men, Hispanics and those with lower internet skills are the least likely to keep employment-related audiences in mind when it comes to managing social media profiles, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Northwestern University into how young adults approach online reputation management. The MacArthur-supported study found more than 34 percent of men and 25 percent of women never managed their privacy settings or content of their social media profiles with respect to employer audience.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.