Parenting For Responsible Social Media Conduct Becomes Focus of NFL Player Organizations

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NFL Player Engagement and All Pro Dad have teamed up to encourage fathers to instill in their kids the importance of practicing responsible and constructive social media conduct.

NFL Player Engagement and All Pro Dad

Top 8 Things Dads Should Tell Children about Twitter

NFL Player Engagement and All Pro Dad have teamed up to encourage fathers to instill in their kids the importance of practicing responsible and constructive social media conduct.

The “Top 8 Things Dads Should Tell Children about Twitter,” is the first initiative of this collaboration. Twitter, the most widely used social media platform on the web, followed by Facebook, allows kids to engage in conversations that should remain private, but are often broadcast to the general public. Unwanted parties that have access to this information are potential employers, college coaches, admissions staff and, unfortunately, online predators. Disclosure of private matter among friends in a less than professional and responsible fashion may, therefore, have future ramifications on a student’s ability to secure a desired internship or admission into a college of choice. This is evidenced by a study from Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Group which showed that 79% of Human Resource Recruiters in the United States review online reputational information about candidates when evaluating them for a potential job or college admission.
In light of such dangers, NFL Player Engagement and All Pro Dad encourage fathers to have the discussion with their children about using social media in ways that will enhance their reputation and not tarnish it. In the coming weeks, they, along with the support of Samepoint Interactive, a Media Consulting and Online Reputation Management firm, will promote the message of responsible and constructive social media engagement via Tweets, Facebook, and email communication to their mutual fan base.

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About NFL Player Engagement
NFL Player Engagement provides a 360-degree experience for athletes to use football as a catalyst to move through all phases of life successfully. PE’s goal is to become the trusted resource for the player and his family, empowering his continuing evolution into a well-rounded and productive athlete-citizen. To accomplish its goal, NFL PE has established 3 departments: NFL Prep, NFL Life, and NFL Next.

NFL Prep provides young athletes and future NFL players with the foundation essential to a successful life. By preparing and supporting them mentally, emotionally and physically, they will be ready for any challenges that come.

NFL Life engages NFL players with professional development resources that enhance life’s journey through their NFL experience. By supporting the player and everyone involved in his life, including his family, friends and others in his support system, they will gain the skills necessary to take full advantage of the opportunities that come with playing in the NFL.

NFL Next challenges players to continuously think about the “next step” and provides services to foster a successful transition from their playing experience to life after football. By always planning for the future, players will recognize that football is part of life’s journey and not the final destination.

About All Pro Dad
Founded by former NFL Head Coach Tony Dungy, All Pro Dad is Family First's innovative program helping men to become better fathers. All Pro Dad has 60 NFL spokesmen, multiple events with NFL teams, over 1,000 All Pro Dad's Day breakfast chapters, and the Play of the Day daily email, that reaches over 70,000 fathers each day. Each year, 2.5 million fathers log onto http://www.AllProDad.com to benefit from practical, easy to digest fatherhood resources.

In addition to All Pro Dad, Family First offers iMOM, which seeks to equip mothers with information, ideas and encouragement to positively impact their children. iMOM connects with mothers through the website, http://www.iMOM.com, offering the daily Espresso Minute emails to encourage mothers, and iMOM Mornings, a school-based breakfast program.

About Samepoint
Samepoint Interactive is a Media Consulting and Online Reputation Management firm, and is recognized as the developers of one of the first social media search engines (http://www.Samepoint.com). Samepoint realizes that social media is a transformational phenomenon that fundamentally changes how companies engage customers and stakeholders, and make decisions. With online enabled customers engaging in new ways with companies and each other, social media monitoring gives companies unique access to unfiltered feedback from customers, and at a scale unavailable via other means such as focus groups and surveys.
By listening in to community sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as customer forums and product review services, their clients are able to essentially supplement traditional sources of customer insight with a wealth of close to real time information. Samepoint Professional Services assist clients in navigating this social media landscape. From strategy to execution, their professional services consultants provide industry expertise, tools, and applications, to develop effective social media strategies for their clients.

CONTACT: Rick Odioso, cell (813) 789-8217

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