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‘Don’t take photos you wouldn’t want online’ – Dr Robert A. Mathavious

- warns graduands to be careful with what they post on social media given the potential for a ruined reputation
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) Robert A. Mathavious has strongly advised the crop of 2015 graduands of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College against posting things on social media that they are likely to regret later on. Photo: VINO
Some of the students on graduation day Thursday June 11, 2015. Photo: VINO
Some of the students on graduation day Thursday June 11, 2015. Photo: VINO
PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) Dr Robert A. Mathavious has strongly advised the crop of 2015 graduands of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College against posting things on social media that they are likely to regret later on.

Speaking on June 11, 2015 at the college's Paraquita Bay campus, he told them of the need to be responsible with their social media activities.

"Now in this age of Facebook, Instagram, FaceTime, Twitter...never do anything you are not willing to be caught doing or that you would be ashamed of if your parents or loved ones see now or sometime in the future," he said.

"Be careful what you post...be careful what pictures you allow people to take of you...remember your reputation. It is hard to build up but it can be destroyed very very easily," he said.

It has been the practice of some colleges and universities to take action against students based on their online activities.
In some cases, such activities could lead to the revocation of scholarships.

It is also becoming increasingly the practice of prospective employers to access the social media accounts of persons wanting to work with the entity with a view to evaluating the suitability of the person for the post.

Some countries are considering passing laws against what is referred to as revenge porn, whereby a person who would have had accessed their partner’s private photos taken during a relationship now uses those photos - most likely nude photos - to exact revenge on the other party.

7 Responses to “‘Don’t take photos you wouldn’t want online’ – Dr Robert A. Mathavious”

  • .......... (12/06/2015, 16:51) Like (8) Dislike (16) Reply
    Time for he to go home...
  • Awesome (12/06/2015, 17:29) Like (15) Dislike (2) Reply
    Keynote speaker was wonderful great job Mr. Mathavious
  • Voter Too (12/06/2015, 22:09) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Advice to the young is enough and valuable.What this gentleman is putting forward is of green importance to all.The devil has come to steal,kill and destroy and the world is getting more and more evilsome each day and no matter what that through these media all and all sorts of damaging things can or may occur. Someone can turn a good baseline to some thing evil or vice versa to suit themselves or a specific occasion.most of the time it results into character assassination,something we all do not like and are often guilty of.
  • emotions (13/06/2015, 14:03) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    I sat and listened well while this gentleman gave his ahis speech and some young people sat behind and all negative talk and disrespectful. I wonder if they really understand the level of service this man gave and still continue to give to our country. If you want his job I'm sure he will be willing to train you.

    Young people I love you but some of you have no respect.
    • @emotions (13/06/2015, 18:39) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      they only negative talk cos they know no jobs out there after HLSCC graduation. He only preaching government propaganda keep himself in job, smell the coffee!
      • @,emotions (14/06/2015, 16:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        That does not mean you have to be disrespectful to any one. Wait your turn will soon come sometimes we are in a hurry and see no other way out.


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