It seems that everyone is connected through some form of social media. With the plethora of options now available, it seems that social media is here to stay.
With all these ways to connect, how can you be sure who your child is talking to? What steps can you, as a parent, take to protect your children from the risks of social media use?
Ways to Implement Safe Practices for Your Kids on Social Media
We are now way beyond just MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. There seems to be more ways to communicate with friends and strangers on social media than we have time to keep up with. Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, and Vine are just a few more concerns that parents need to be aware of.
The wise parent prohibits any new social media vehicle until appropriate adult understanding and oversight are instituted. If you allow Junior to have a Facebook profile, for example, always demand that he friend you and give you his password. After that, talk about these sights with your kids so that everyone knows where the boundaries are and how best to navigate them with minimal risk.
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