What Your Son or Daughter Needs to be Aware of
media sites allow for great access into an individual. Many people do
not realize the importance of their online networking presence.
hockey coaches are not just recruiting hockey players, but people. They
will search your son or daughter online to get a better insight in to
who they are as a person.
What might seem harmless to your son or daughter can be potentially
damaging to their future. However, if used correctly, online networking
can be incredibly positive.
Here are some dos and dont's when using social media platforms that can help create a positive image for your child.
Social Media Sites - Do:
- Express your personality by uploading pictures of you and your friends that represent a positive image.
- Set highest level of privacy settings for all social networks you belong too.
- 'Be-friend,' 'like,' 'follow,' etc. people whom you actually know or who represent a positive image.
- Network with professionals such as coaches and organizations. Many
NCAA hockey teams use Facebook and Twitter. This is a great way to get
inside and the latest information about the programs you are interested
in. This will also encourage you to maintain a positive online profile.
- Upload pictures from parties, including behavior with alcohol and drugs.
- Allow everyone to see everything.
- Network with people who post distasteful pictures and comments. Who
your friends and followers are will represent the type of person you
- Post personal information.
these tips will not only help with the pursuit of a college education
and hockey, but also in your child's professional life as they continue
Every year there are countless stories of student-athletes and
professionals who get in trouble and lose their jobs and reputations
based on how they interact online.
It is critical that your son or daughter behaves responsibly with all
of their online interactions and use online networking to accelerate
Return from Social Media Sites to Preparation
Return from Social Media to Your College Hockey
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