In an era of smart phones and technology always at our fingertips, social media is a deeply ingrained part of the daily lives of most teens. As students prepare to apply to college, many families ask me about the role social media will or will not play in the college research, application, and selection process. Here are a few things to consider: First, use social media as a research tool to learn about colleges and their students. Next, make sure you’ve verified the privacy settings on your social media pages. And finally, make sure your public social media presence is appropriate and respectful. Check out The Insider blog for more information on the social media in the college application process.

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