The advantages of social networking are real, even though most parents see it as another way that kids waste time. Social networking has opened up a new way to communicate, so while your child's posts may not be essential today, your child is still learning skills that could be very valuable tomorrow.
1. Keeping in Touch
Social networking provides a great way for you to stay in touch with people who may have moved away. Normally, people try to stay in touch with friends via phone calls and the occasional letter or e-mail, but busy lives make it difficult to maintain ...view middle of the document...
Social networking helps you learn about diversity and get exposure to multiple points of view. Ultimately, this exposure can help you to learn to look at things from different angles, and be more tolerant of other people's opinions, things that go a long way in the working world.
3. Talking to Other Students
Many student organizations have specific social networks designed to help students connect. Social networking tools can be a great way for students to get in touch with other students in the same school, or when they're considering a college or new school. Check with student organizations to see if they have a particular social networking tool, or type the school into your favorite social networking Web site and see what you find.
Almost all social networking sites are free to use and put you in direct contact with potential customers without you having to pay a penny. You may only need to send an email to current customers, asking them to join, follow, like or friend you, to get things under way. If you have a small budget for advertising, you may wish to purchase an advertisement that appears on the social networking site. The advertisement will appear on the pages of those whose profiles fit in with your company's style or goals. Usually the cost of an online advertisement is less than an advertisement in print or television.