Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Walking to school, getting a driver’s license—they’re all rituals of growing up and growing older. But one of the newer rituals? Getting a smart phone, and going online: Nearly all teenagers go online every single day, and nearly three-fourths can probably access a smart phone, too. But with that access comes risk.

There are inappropriate sites. There is online bullying. And there is secret-keeping, particularly from parents. Teens are often on social media platforms and many log on multiple times each day. Those sites may also encourage arguments and loss of friendships.

So what can parents do? Limiting use and access are two steps to take. But discussing the risks inherent to social media and smart phones is important, too. Use this graphic, shared by a fellow-tuned in parent, for helpful info and tips for monitoring your kids’ social media activity.


Source: Fix.com Blog

With the above information and tips added to the common sense concept of balance in all things, the sugar rush of overflowing online activity vying for your kids’ attention (and more) can feel less daunting. Plus, you have something social media doesn’t: parental instinct. Always trust it. There’s no app for that.

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3 comments on “Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

  1. Thank you for sharing this very informative graphic! We monitor our kids use very closely. Our toddler likes Youtube, she’s mostly watching Peppa Pig and I don’t want her to accidentally see those disturbing cartoons on YT. In this highly-connected world we live in we should set limits and establish guidelines with the use of social media.

  2. That’s a great Article and very useful!
    Also I’d like to advise you with an app that I’ve been using with my children and allows me to share with them all the precious moments
    as you know Technology has taken a big part in our life and we must keep up to date with all of its trends
    The app link if you want to https://goo.gl/Vk3EdA It’s called Circlecare-The app for caring families

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