I’m heading back to the University of Southern Mississippi tomorrow to present my Social Media Boot Camp to students there. Here’s the media release for the event.
In & Out Urgent Care and Scott Walker Consulting started working together a few months ago. In & Out celebrated its first anniversary in Old Metairie a couple of months ago and has another location Uptown, across from Tulane’s Turchin Stadium. We’ve worked on several fun projects together, including this mailer that is going out to homes across Old Metairie today and the video testimonial after the jump.
I lived in Mobile for seven years and worked at WPMI, the NBC affiliate there. My wife and I moved there shortly after we got married in 2000 and had our first child at Mobile Infirmary. Jack is now 13 and at the beginning of crafting his digital footprint. Whether today’s young people know it or not, they’re a diving into the digital world head first and leaving a mark that will follow them into adulthood.
I know a 5th grader just hopping into the social media fray isn’t thinking about the possible future consequences of what he or she is posting today, but the danger is very real. My Social Media Boot Camp aims to set children on the right path at a young age so they don’t screw up when they’re older. I liken their early exposure to various social media platforms to being tossed into the deep end of the pool when they don’t know how to swim.