Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, March 13, 2014
It is hard to give an exact answer to this without knowing the whole story. For most social media sites, even when things are set as private, there are ways for information to still come out. Possible examples include if your daughter is in a public group, if she shares a mutual friend with the person who saw the comment, or if possibly her wall is public while it’s her pictures that are private and she may not have realized. While it is okay to have personal social media sites, the best advice I can give is that no comments related to work be posted on personal Facebook pages. You never know who might read something when information is posted, so it’s best not to post it at all.