(PRWEB) September 2, 2010
Letting go can be tough, especially when a parent must drop a son or daughter off at college for the first time. But for parents who were forced to rely on phone calls and snail mail to keep in touch when they were in school years ago, current technology makes things much easier. Satellite Star Internet, a high-speed internet provider and online resource for information on satellite internet, presents these online tips to help parents keep in touch with their college-aged kids. The best part? Most tips won’t distract students from their school work.
Flickr – Freshman orientation and weeks of welcome create a multitude of timeless photo opportunities for new (and returning) college students. Parents are sure to want to join in on the fun by seeing the new friends their kids mention in conversations. A Flickr account is a great way to share pictures of sporting events and happenings throughout the school year – and one can only hope – huge student celebrations after especially important victories.
Facebook – This free social networking site is one of the easiest ways to keep in touch with family members. From online chatting to photo albums and wall posts, Facebook makes it easy for parents to stay up to date with their kids’ lives. However, not all college-aged kids are willing to be “Facebook friends” with their parents. Either way, it’s a great resource for contacting former neighbors, classmates or relatives who live far away.
YouTube – Noteworthy events are continuously happening on college campuses, whether they’re protests, flash raves in the campus library on the eve of exams, or even academic lectures. With smart phones and popular mini video recorders, chances are somebody will catch whatever is happening on camera and upload it to YouTube. Parents can witness those college hi-jinks and feel more involved in their children’s lives as a result just by clicking on a link.
Living hours apart for two semesters a year doesn’t mean that parent-children communication has to become non-existent. Use these tips to stay in touch and visit http://www.satellitestarinternet.com for more information about reliable wireless Internet connections.