Now more than ever, students need to understand the basics of social media and how it can affect their future both negatively and positively.
What are some of the issues students need to be aware of when it comes to social media? This post recommends six area:
* Your online reputation
* The concept of privacy and having a "professional public appearance online"
* The value of connections (as in your personal network)
* Helping student establish their expertise (blogging, etc.)
* Internet savvy (as in "find the cheapest textbooks online")
* Staying updated
As the article states "social media will drive the upcoming generation" so teaching them how to use the Internet and "manage" their online identity is critical.
Via Beth Dichter