|What you can do as a parent||Reason it’s important|
| Monitor/Be aware of social media posts.|
Examples of what to watch out for:
? Oversharing personal life
? Sexual images, nudity
? Drug/Alcohol use
|Colleges and employers are now sometimes asking for students’ Twitter handles/Facebook profiles on their applications. Inappropriate posts can harm an otherwise great person’s reputation.|
| Be transparent with your child about your finances. Let them know:|
? How much money you are making.
? Any financial hardships you are going through.
|Students need to be aware of their financial situation so that they can apply to summer programs and scholarships most suitable for them.|
|Motivate and let your child participate in extracurricular activities.||Going beyond the school curriculum allows students to have their brain enriched and practice meeting new and different types of people. Colleges will require students to submit a list of extracurricular activities and awards.|