My 11 year old keeps asking me for Facebook & Instagram accounts and I keep saying no because I'm afraid he'll post something that might harm his reputation - or worse. There is so much out there about adults posting content with very negative consequences, so as parents how can we be confident our children won't do the same?
Colleges and employers are increasingly using social media as a means of screening applicants so your child could make a social media blunder today that could haunt them forever (see links at the bottom).
How are you handling this challenge?
P.S. Here are the links to social media horror stories children created, and how colleges/employers are screening applicants' social media profiles:
Students Suspended Over Facebook Posts:
Social Media Haunts Many College Athletes:
Employers Screen Applicants via Social Media
Colleges Screen Applicants via Social Media