Parents need to know that LinkedIn is a business-centered social network, mostly for adults who want to share resumes online. As of September 2013, kids 14 and up can join to learn more about colleges while building and sharing resumes. Teens can go to college and university pages for information on admissions, academics, financial aid, campus life, and extracurricular activities.
They also can set up profiles and share information about their academic and work histories. However, teens and their parents should be cautious about what they post, as everything likely will be visible to admissions departments.