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NAVIGATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES

"Don't walk through life just playing football. Don't walk through life just being an athlete. Athletics will fade. Character and integrity and really making an impact on someone's life, that's the ultimate vision, that's the ultimate goal – bottom line."

Ray Lewis

NFL Football Player

Why your sports organization should consider Neptune Navigate.


WHY NAVIGATE FOR
STUDENT ATHLETES?

It seems like almost everyday there is a new headline about a student athlete that has said something or done something online that gets them in trouble. And while student athletes have always been in the spotlight, thanks to social media, now their every thought and action can be amplified for anyone in the world to see. And what many student athletes fail to understand is that what they do now can have lasting consequences. Just ask Laremy Tunsil or Josh Allen, both of whom saw their professional careers potentially jeopardized by social media posts from their past

  • Why High School Athletes?

    Josh Allen's inappropriate posts were made more than 4 years before the NFL draft: while he was still in high school. Learning from an early age that words matter — especially in the digital world is critically important to high school athletes.

  • Why College Athletes?

    It's not just a potential sports career that can be jeopardized by inappropriate behavior online, its any career. Virtually every employer these days considers social media a factor in deciding whether or not to offer employment.

Here is the bottom line: thanks in large part to screenshots, what happens in the digital world is as permanent as a tattoo. When your student athletes say something inappropriate online, it reflects poorly not only on them, but on you and your school athletic program as well. That is why it is so important to teach your student athletes how to be responsible digital citizens and to impress upon them the cardinal rule: think before you post.

TOPICS WE COVER

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A RESPONSIBLE DIGITAL CITIZEN

Student athletes are in the public eye, and are both leaders at and representatives of their schools. Knowing how to behave like a leader when online is just as important as behaving like a leader on the field, the court, or the mat.


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ONLINE SAFETY & SECURITY

Being in the public eye can invite unwanted attention. Knowing how to set boundaries and keep your private information secure is critical in the digital world.


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MANAGING YOUR DIGITAL REPUTATION

What you do and post now will follow you for life - literally. Actively managing your digital footprint to maintain a positive online reputation can make a big difference in determining future opportunities.


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CYBERBULLYING

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic. As leaders, student athletes can help role model proper behavior and help put a stop to cyberbullying.

COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING MODULES

All Neptune Navigate modules can be accessed online using any mobile device or desktop computer. Each of the four modules is designed to be 10-15 minutes long. Consequently, at the beginning of each sports season, all students signed up for that sport would be required to view no more than one hour of materials prior to the start of the season. Every module contains the following:


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VIDEOS

A 5-10 minute highly engaging and informative video about the topic. These videos address why the topic is important for student athletes, and provide practical tips for how to be smart and stay safe online.


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KNOWLEDGE CHECKS

Interactive "knowledge checks" at the end of each module to help reinforce key messages.

Neptune Navigate allows learning to continue offline, too.


SUPPORTING MATERIALS

In addition to the comprehensive learning modules, your annual subscription to Neptune Navigate for Student Athletes unlocks access to the following additional materials:


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Continue the Conversation

We provide modules for coaches and parents that provide an overview of the key information being presented to the student athletes. These modules include a series of "thought-starter" questions that allow both coaches and parents to engage student athletes on key topics.


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Social Media Posts

Ready-to-post social media content is provided so that you can reinforce key messages on your school athletic social media accounts.

Simplified Access

The student athlete dashboard is easy to navigate and easy to access from any device connected to the internet.


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Simplified Tracking

Athletic directors and coaches will have access to a scoreboard where they can track the progress of their student athletes.


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Ready to Get Started?

The annual subscription price for Neptune Navigate for Student Athletes starts at $600, per high school or college. Discounts are available for multiple high schools. Contact us to schedule a short presentation to learn more about how Neptune Navigate for Student Athletes is right for your school and to receive a customized quote.