I often wonder do teens truly understand the impact of their social interactions. In particular, how their online activities and interactions affect their chances of getting into college, hired for internships and scholarships.
With today’s competitive job market, teens should be conscious of their digital footprint. We’re not trying to thwart freedom of expression and opinion, but we encourage young people to think before they tweet.
Some corporations and even college admissions staff are turning to social networking to evaluate and recruit employees and students.
From posting expletive-filled rants and inappropriate photos to retweeting explicit lyrics from popular songs, we’ve seen it all.
As parents, aunts, uncles, mentors and educators we must have conversations with our school-aged relatives and students about how they’re using social media.
We encourage youth to use social media for good and as a learning tool. But we also have an obligation to help them become responsible, conscious social citizens.