Student Athletes and Social Media


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Student athletes are no different than other teens and young adults in their social media use participation. However, they may arguably be held to a higher standard given their visibility and how reputationally and fiscally important sports and athletics are to most schools and universities. While most student athletes are doing the right things online – which should be commended and emulated – some have engaged in inappropriate, unethical, and even illegal conduct directly or indirectly related to their online communications. This cannot happen. Student athletes must not only pause before they post, and deeply consider the implications of what they are about to share, but viscerally understand how other promising young athletes have sabotaged their hopes and dreams due to intentional or careless social media interactions. Moreover, they must learn the best ways and practices to leverage their online connections and actions to reflect most favorably upon themselves and the schools which they proudly represent.

Key issues discussed: online reputation management; online integrity; using social media to attract positive attention; social media overuse and addiction; sexting; digital dating abuse; revenge porn; cyberbullying; catfishing

Delivered in a positive, culturally-relevant, and hopeful tone with the use of flash polling, videos, and case studies, this presentation will help student athletes:

(45-60 minutes)

Here are numerous testimonials from schools and other organizations with whom we have worked.
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