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Do's and Don't of Social Media

Do's  & Don'ts

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Do Curate Your Online Presence Carefully

Make sure your social media profiles reflect your true self and highlight your interests, achievements, and positive experiences.                   

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Do Practice Digital Literacy  

Understand the permanence of the Internet. Think critically about the reliability of the information you consume and share.


Do Use Privacy Settings       

Use privacy settings to limit who can view your personal information. Potential colleges and employers can see what you share online.

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Do Engage Positively           

Use social media to support others, share positive messages, and engage in constructive discussions. Your online interactions can say a lot about your character.


Do Showcase Your Talents and Achievements

Social media can be a powerful tool to highlight your extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and personal projects, giving depth to your college applications.


Do Network Wisely               

Connect with educational institutions, potential mentors, and professionals in fields of your interest. Social media can provide valuable insights and opportunities.

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Don't Overshare Personal Information

It's important to be cautious about sharing personal information that could compromise your safety or privacy. Only provide necessary information to trusted sources.

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Don't Engage in Negative Behavior

Avoid participating in cyberbullying, spreading rumors, or posting negative content that could harm others or come back to haunt you.


Don't Post Impulsive Reactions:

Think twice before posting content in an emotional state. What may seem inconsequential in the moment can have long-term repercussions.

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Don't Neglect Your Digital Footprint

Every like, share, and comment contributes to your digital footprint. Be mindful of how this footprint reflects on you now and in the future.

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Don't Let Social Media Consume Your Time

Manage your time effectively. Excessive use of social media can detract from academics, extracurricular activities, and real-life interactions.

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Don't Forget the Internet is Permanent

Even if you delete a post, it can still be circulated or saved by others. Assume everything you post will be permanent.

By adhering to these do's and don'ts, high school students can navigate social media more safely and effectively, using it as a tool for personal growth, learning, and future opportunities, rather than a hindrance.

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