When you're young you'll probably do some stupid things, but think twice before posting them online. That's the advice delivered Wednesday by U.S. President Barack Obama to a 9th grade school child who asked for advice on how to get the most powerful job in the world.
"Well, let me give you some very practical tips," Obama said during the photo-op event at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, near the U.S. capital. "First of all, I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life."
"And when you're young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I've been hearing a lot about young people who -- you know, they're posting stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search and -- so that's some practical political advice for you right there," he said.