The Allure of Snapchat & The Trouble It Can Cause

The Allure of Snapchat & The Trouble It Can Cause

Snapchat's Allure: Managed Risk

There is barely a teen or Millenial that isn't on Snapchat. 

It's where young people spend their time, meet and share images and videos of themselves with friends.   Not only is everybody using it, but there is a feeling among many users that it's "safer" to use than other social media networks since Snaps "disappear" after a user views it and then closes the Snap and Stories "disappear" after 24 hours. 

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How Am I Supposed to Teach Social Media Etiquette in 2017?

How Am I Supposed to Teach Social Media Etiquette in 2017?

It is  VERY DIFFICULT to explain to young people why it's NOT okay for them to bully or lie online when the person who holds the highest office in the land does just that and doesn't seem to have to pay any consequences for his actions.  I've heard time and time again, "Why can the President tweet things like that and not get in trouble but I do?".

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Detroit Startup Grades Social Media for Job-Seekers

Detroit Startup Grades Social Media for Job-Seekers

Detroit startup grades social media for job-seekers

By Samantha Lewakowski

March 26, 2017 10:22 pm

In a social media-dominated world, new tools are being created to help combat how future employers perceive you based off of your posts. The Social U targets students looking at colleges and jobs and helps them identify potential problematic photos and text.

Julie Fisher founded the Detroit-based startup after she spent a majority of her time in education. She began to notice that parents were afraid of the internet and what their children were posting because they didn’t grow up in the same technological environment.

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Alright, College Seniors, Here's How to Impress Potential Employers

Alright, College Seniors, Here's How to Impress Potential Employers

ollege Seniors, It's Time to Start Cleaning Your Profile

There’s an old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” that parents teach their children when they’re young.  It’s a good message and something we should all strive to live by.  Unfortunately, in the digital age, especially when it comes time to look for an internship or a job, that great piece of advice is rarely followed by employers who scour social media to find out all they can about potential employees - especially recent graduates. So, college seniors, listen up!

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Ready to Start Your Job or Internship Search? Clean Up Your Social Media Before Applying!

Ready to Start Your Job or Internship Search? Clean Up Your Social Media Before Applying!

Clean Up Your Social Media Prior to Applying for Jobs and Internships

Like it or not, when you apply for a job or an internship, there’s a better than average chance that someone in HR will check out your online profiles at some point during the application or interview process.  According to the 2016 annual social media recruitment survey by CareerBuilder, the number of employers who use social media to screen candidates has increased 500% over the last decade. Jobvite’s 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey found that 87% of recruiters like to use LinkedIn to vet prospective job/internship candidates.

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Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Using Social Media to Your Advantage

Social Media Can Help You...

I spend most of my time talking to kids about how to fix mistakes on their social media pages and how to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. What sometimes gets lost during this discussion is how social media can actually HELP teens get into college or get an internship or job so, I wanted to take the opportunity to focus on the positive side of social media in the process. How can you use social media to help you achieve your goals?

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Clean Up Your Act On Social Media Before Looking For A Job

Clean Up Your Act On Social Media Before Looking For A Job

Clean Up Your Act on Social Media Before Looking for a Job or Applying to College

Parents of teenagers and young adults know they have a lot of pressures surrounding college applications, workplace interviews and internships. One more thing too important to overlook is the proper management of their social media sites and the digital footprint they are creating on forums like Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr.

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Using Social Media to Your Advantage When Seeking an Internship

Using Social Media to Your Advantage When Seeking an Internship

Social Media Can Help You Get An Internship

I spend most of my time talking to kids about how to fix mistakes on their social media pages and how to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. What sometimes gets lost during this discussion is how social media can actually HELP teens get into college or get an internship or job so, I wanted to take the opportunity to focus on the positive side of social media in the process. How can you use social media to help you achieve your goals?

Think of social media as a way to build your personal brand

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The Dos and Don'ts of Free Expression Online

The Dos and Don'ts of Free Expression Online

My Social Media Rules for Tweens and Teens

I recently spoke to 5,000-plus middle and high school students from a single school district about their digital footprint and how it can affect their future goals. I was struck by the number of students that stayed after the presentations to talk to me about their perception of fairness related to their ability to freely express themselves online.

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Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start

Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start

Don't Let Social Media Hurt Your College or Career Start

OCT 18, 2015 

Chris Teare ,  CONTRIBUTOR:  I write about education, especially the college application process.

When I was a college counselor, at least once a semester we would take a day to examine and cleanse students’ social media accounts of posts that could end everything with colleges or employers. Admissions officers and potential bosses may not look at candidates’  Instagram, and other accounts all the time; however, if they scan and find something they don’t want in their 24/7 September-to-May residential community or their workforce, all your academic and extracurricular efforts are burnt toast.  You’re done.

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How Social Media is Impacting the Future of College Acceptance Rates and Employment

How Social Media is Impacting the Future of College Acceptance Rates and Employment

Social Media's Impact: Infographic from The Social U

Since the lost days of HotOrNot, FaceTheJury and MySpace, social media has dominated the Internet and the way we connect today. Long gone are the days of sending snail mail and calling a friend on the phone just to see how they are. Today, more than 71% of teens admit to using more than one social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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