We all know how much the world has changed in the past decade or so. Technology has completely revamped the world as we know and more and more young kids are exposed to things like social media from a young age. When we were young, we did not have any of this stuff! However, now it is important to make sure your kids are not seeing things that are deemed bad for them on what platform they are using.
- With many adolescents having access to social media outside of their parents control the worry of meeting dangerous strangers or posting inappropriate things is great among parents.
- Research suggests that nearly 1/2 of today’s teens say they’re almost constantly online and nearly 1/4 say social media has negatively impacted their lives.
- It’s important for parents to “follow” or “friend” their children’s accounts, set time limits on social media use, know their passwords, and never let them install new apps on their own.
“In today’s high-tech world, keeping kids safe online is a constant challenge.”