Are you teaching your teen to mind their “social” manners? As a parent, it’s your job to guide your teen and help them make wise choices about their future. It’s not always easy and most of the time overwhelming. Many times there are arenas online that your teen frequents that could on some level, harm their future.
This week on #CampusChat we will discuss the impact (both positive and negative) of social media on the quest to win college scholarships.
Years ago, there was a public service announcement at 10pm every night (curfew time) and it said, “Do you know where your children are?” Parents have the same problem but the parameters are different. I’m asking you the same question, “Do you know where your children are (which sites your kids are active on and who they are talking to)?”
Even if you’re in denial (and some parents are), social media is here to stay. Not only is it here to stay, but it’s an invaluable tool to help parents and students with college prep.
During the previous week's hilarious CampusChat on Parent College Whines tweets about teens (and parents) texting during information sessions (and even admission interviews — it was a parent) came up. It was clear that opinions were strong and varied about when it's appropriate to text and when it is not. I decided right then this would make a good topic for CampusChat. Having written about mobile phones,...