While there is nothing truly objectionable on my son's Facebook page, I wonder if college admissions officers will be looking at it. -- Concerned


Some schools will, and some won't. Few have a written policy on looking at social media. Approximately 30 percent of admissions officers admitted to Googling or looking at social media accounts in a Kaplan study.

Students need to be aware that everything they post online becomes available to the public. However, if they remove everything from these sites, the absence of any information also appears questionable.