Talk to your student about their online reputation.
Talk (educate) to your student about the negative effects (serious threat) social media can have on their academic and professional future.
Explain that there are potentially serious consequences to sharing their entire lives on social media and discuss the value of privacy and acting appropriately online. Advise them that all potential college recruiters, coaches, and employers research students' online and social media presence. One small indiscretion can mar a reputation or even prevent a college, a team, or an employer from saying "yes" to bringing the student into the organization. Career and College Connection Steps to Success workshops that address the very important social media awareness are:
- Your Digital Footprint
- Social Branding
- Resume and Career Portfolio Building