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If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

Author -  Rebecca Spijkerman

If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

This week's message - if you want to be placed with Camp America ~ Clean up your social media

Looking forward to going to camp - waiting for your placement?

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Why should you worry about your social media accounts?

What's that got to do with getting a Camp America placement??

Well - it may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many secret photos you have hiding on old accounts ie, Bebo, Myspace, and Facebook. You chugging down a bottle vodka at grappa Joes 80th birthday probably isn’t the best look.

Yes I understand your social media pages are you own and your probably thinking why should I?

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Well this blog is going to hopefully give you a few reasons why you should.

You are now about to start one of the most incredible experiences of your life, I cannot even begin to express how much going to camp is going to change your life. You are a big person now and it’s time to show you have grown up. 

As you are going to be responsible for younger children at camp and directors aren’t going to be too pleased to see that after a few happy lemonades, you feel the need to run down the street in the nude with nothing but a road cone covering your bits.

Everything you put on the internet now is easily accessible and yes Camp Directors, and Camp America will be checking out your social media sites. 

You will be surprised how many might be typing your name into Google right now, you may be thinking why? Well you got to remember that these children that are coming to their summer camp are precious and are seen as family and what do parents do? They protect their young.

Try typing your name into Google and see what comes up

- if you can’t make these sites private then I would suggest removing any inappropriate photos/videos altogether. These include ones of you drinking, and any inappropriate content - remember you want to look like a role model for these kids - not another kid the camp has to worry abut on your day off.

In today’s day and age kids grow up so fast and kids as young as six have Facebook. When Timmy sees inappropriate photo of you and shows his parents that potentially could be your position gone before your summer even starts. We don’t want that now!

You have put in the hard work to get placed at Camp America and we wouldn’t want your position to be compromised by a silly photo you forgot about.

After google-ing yourself go to all social media sites and change your settings to as private as possible.

  • Make your profile a simple photo of you smiling and keep the crazy photos for your road trip album after camp.
  • Personally I am friends with my camp directors on Facebook and I have nothing to hide, they like that.
  • A lot of parents tried to add me during camp which was fine.
  • Note for when at camp if you are using photos sites like Instagram or Tumbler be carefully what you HASH TAG it with.
  • If I was to post a photo of the councillors having one too many drinks with a hash tag and my camps name they would find it and trust me they will do everything to check up on their child’s councillors.

Summary for cleaning up your social media for prospective employers - not just Camp America

Dos and Don’ts for your profile and cover photos

  • Do expect potential employers to scan your social profiles
  • Do have a clean, professional photo
  • Do show off a friendly personality
  • Don’t use offensive photos (anything containing nudity, alcohol, racial slurs, offensive language/signs, etc.)

Now that you’ve gone through each of your profiles doing a spring clean, go through and double check that comments made by you and your friends are also appropriate. Be sure that all photos (not just your profile image and cover images) are also appropriate; or, set your privacy settings accordingly.

Set privacy settings

Not everything you share has to be seen by “Everyone.” Before you share any photos or links, check that it is only visible to you or your friends.

Scan other profiles

  • Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t the only social platforms. Do you have any other photo and video sharing accounts?
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • Foursquare
  • Limit cross-profile sharing
  • Pay close attention to what profiles you post to.
  • Many social accounts, such as Pinterest and Instagram, allow you to post to Facebook or Twitter as well.

Remember, Google yourself

Find out what others can learn about you by doing a simple search. :-)

As always - let me know if you get stuck on any of this or have questions.

If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

This week's message - if you want to be placed with Camp America ~ Clean up your social media - we'll show you how.

If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

This week's message - if you want to be placed with Camp America ~ Clean up your social media

Looking forward to going to camp - waiting for your placement?

CANZ-Instagram-travel-12.png

Why should you worry about your social media accounts?

What's that got to do with getting a Camp America placement??

Well - it may seem obvious but you would be surprised how many secret photos you have hiding on old accounts ie, Bebo, Myspace, and Facebook. You chugging down a bottle vodka at grappa Joes 80th birthday probably isn’t the best look.

Yes I understand your social media pages are you own and your probably thinking why should I?

CANZ-Instagram-crazy-entertain.png

Well this blog is going to hopefully give you a few reasons why you should.

You are now about to start one of the most incredible experiences of your life, I cannot even begin to express how much going to camp is going to change your life. You are a big person now and it’s time to show you have grown up. 

As you are going to be responsible for younger children at camp and directors aren’t going to be too pleased to see that after a few happy lemonades, you feel the need to run down the street in the nude with nothing but a road cone covering your bits.

Everything you put on the internet now is easily accessible and yes Camp Directors, and Camp America will be checking out your social media sites. 

You will be surprised how many might be typing your name into Google right now, you may be thinking why? Well you got to remember that these children that are coming to their summer camp are precious and are seen as family and what do parents do? They protect their young.

Try typing your name into Google and see what comes up

- if you can’t make these sites private then I would suggest removing any inappropriate photos/videos altogether. These include ones of you drinking, and any inappropriate content - remember you want to look like a role model for these kids - not another kid the camp has to worry abut on your day off.

In today’s day and age kids grow up so fast and kids as young as six have Facebook. When Timmy sees inappropriate photo of you and shows his parents that potentially could be your position gone before your summer even starts. We don’t want that now!

You have put in the hard work to get placed at Camp America and we wouldn’t want your position to be compromised by a silly photo you forgot about.

After google-ing yourself go to all social media sites and change your settings to as private as possible.

  • Make your profile a simple photo of you smiling and keep the crazy photos for your road trip album after camp.
  • Personally I am friends with my camp directors on Facebook and I have nothing to hide, they like that.
  • A lot of parents tried to add me during camp which was fine.
  • Note for when at camp if you are using photos sites like Instagram or Tumbler be carefully what you HASH TAG it with.
  • If I was to post a photo of the councillors having one too many drinks with a hash tag and my camps name they would find it and trust me they will do everything to check up on their child’s councillors.

Summary for cleaning up your social media for prospective employers - not just Camp America

Dos and Don’ts for your profile and cover photos

  • Do expect potential employers to scan your social profiles
  • Do have a clean, professional photo
  • Do show off a friendly personality
  • Don’t use offensive photos (anything containing nudity, alcohol, racial slurs, offensive language/signs, etc.)

Now that you’ve gone through each of your profiles doing a spring clean, go through and double check that comments made by you and your friends are also appropriate. Be sure that all photos (not just your profile image and cover images) are also appropriate; or, set your privacy settings accordingly.

Set privacy settings

Not everything you share has to be seen by “Everyone.” Before you share any photos or links, check that it is only visible to you or your friends.

Scan other profiles

  • Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t the only social platforms. Do you have any other photo and video sharing accounts?
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • Foursquare
  • Limit cross-profile sharing
  • Pay close attention to what profiles you post to.
  • Many social accounts, such as Pinterest and Instagram, allow you to post to Facebook or Twitter as well.

Remember, Google yourself

Find out what others can learn about you by doing a simple search. :-)

As always - let me know if you get stuck on any of this or have questions.

If you want to go to Camp America - Clean up your Social Media

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