Social media screening can provide you with insight into counselor character and provide peace of mind when it comes to children's safety.

The American Camp Association (ACA) reports that there are about 7,000 overnight camps and about 5,000-day camps in the U.S., for a total of more than 12,000 camps. These camps are attended each year by more than 11 million children and adults. Camp administrators and directors need to ensure that the people responsible for the children are trustworthy and ethical. Social media screening can provide you with a snapshot of the counselor's character and provide peace of mind when it comes to children's safety.

The protection and safety of your attendees is a priority and having a policy in place can safeguard your summer camp and ultimately make you more competitive in the market.

Conducting background checks is no longer a luxury for summer camps. It is a necessity. Any camp which desires to remain competitive, improve child safety or earn ACA Accreditation needs to conduct background checks.

Safety is always a primary concern for parents when deciding who should care for their children. If an employee or volunteer commits a crime or harms a child, the summer camp could be held legally responsible if it failed to conduct a background check that would have raised red flags. Ferretly augments the criminal check with a thorough understanding of their online persona by analyzing public posts for risks such as violence, drugs, alcohol use, self-harm, explicit/racy images and more.

ACA believes that camps should utilize multifaceted screening and hiring programs and support practices appropriate to the clientele, staffing, supervision, and program consideration of each camp. Taking a deeper dive on your staff's online behavior can help you determine if he/she is the right fit for your culture.

Incorporating an intuitive cloud based platform, Artificial Intelligence coupled with human analysts, Ferretly provides a consistent, unbiased and thorough reports on your staff quickly and efficient as you ramp up your team for the next season. Ferretly analyzes public posts and content from five major social media platforms as well as web and news.

Start eliminating your digital blind spots today with a thorough and legal social media screening service from Ferretly.

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