4 things to tell your teens about social media

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Everything you post sends a message

Without trying to sound like too much of a buzz kill, it’s a good idea to explain to your teenagers that everything they post or share on their social media channels sends a message about them that can be seen by the rest of the world.

Let them know that whilst they might think certain things are funny at the time, the things that they post and share on their channels

Potential employers will look

It’s a well-known fact that potential employers look at social media pages during the interviewing process to get an idea of the candidate’s behavior and character.

What might seem funny or cool now could actually prevent them from getting their dream job in the future if it goes against company or brand guidelines.

Your own security

As fun, as social media can be, it’s also important to remind your teens to think about safety first, especially when posting about where they live or who

Your posts last forever

With the above points in mind, it’s worth mentioning that everything that they post lasts forever.

Sun life have got some good points about taking care of your digital legacy and things that you need to think about around it

Author: Courtenay

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