My 11 year old keeps asking me for Facebook & Instagram accounts and I keep saying no because I'm afraid he'll post something that might harm his reputation - or worse. There is so much out there about adults posting content with very negative consequences, so as parents how can we be confident our children won't do the same?
Colleges and employers are increasingly using social media as a means of screening applicants so your child could make a social media blunder today that could haunt them forever (see links at the bottom).
Because of this growing problem, I'm reaching out to find parents interested in testing a social media protection solution we've created for Instagram (Facebook & Twitter will be added soon).
This is not a sales pitch and will never be one.
In fact, anyone who helps us test now will receive our solution at no charge until we officially launch (which will be 2-3 more months).
We are seeking parents with one or more children actively using Instagram.
Our solution doesn't require any software installation, and after a simple 3 minute setup, no more of your time will be necessary.
Also, we will never need any passwords.
I'd like to reiterate this is not a sales pitch and there are no hidden catches. Our need for volunteers is strictly so we can test our solution, and in return we are happy to provide social media protection for your child's Instagram account at no cost.
Please private message me if you are interested in participating and I'll send you instructions to get started.
P.S. Here are the links to social media horror stories children created, and how colleges/employers are screening applicants' social media profiles:
Students Suspended Over Facebook Posts:
Social Media Haunts Many College Athletes:
Employers Screen Applicants via Social Media
Colleges Screen Applicants via Social Media