What Parents Need to Know About Social Media

Social Media

Texting Apps. Micro-blogging Apps and Sites. Self-Destruction Apps. Secret Apps. Chatting. Meeting Apps. Dating Apps and Sites. Online Gaming. Websites...OH MY!

If you’re a parent, you have to keep up with it. You have to be “savvy” enough to know what social networks your kids are using. There are so many social media apps, and new ones are popping up all the time. Knowing the basics, why they're popular, and what problems can crop up when they're not used responsibly -- can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your child.  

Help

Here are some great resources of the most common apps your children may be using and some of the dangers these apps pose. The more you know about each, the better you'll be able to communicate with your child about safe choices.

Social Media 101 15 Apps to Watch
Sneaky Camera Apps A Guide to Games, Apps & Social Media

 

Stranger Danger
Screen Time

 

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