Parenting - Digital Parenting | 18+ yrs

Social Media Guide For Parents

ParentCircle, ParentcircleParentCircle

Today, almost every child is either familiar or an avid user of various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Youngsters spend a large amount of their time surfing social media sites for different reasons. Although children benefit in many ways by being active on social media, being online also exposes them certain ‘hidden’ dangers. According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, "They can find themselves on sites and in situations that are not age-appropriate, and research suggests that the content of some social media sites can influence youth to engage in risky behaviors. In addition, social media provides venues for cyberbullying and sexting, among other dangers."

In such a situation, how can you, as a parent, help your child understand the risks and devise ways to prepare her to stay safe online?

To begin with, monitor the sites your child frequents to make sure that she is not exposing herself to violence or adult content. Create ground rules. Also keep an eye on the pictures your child posts online. advises parents to ask their children what they are posting online, if they are sharing their location unintentionally and showing them how to report offensive comments.

The best thing to do is to set an example by following proper Internet etiquette yourself.

There is no denying that social media is now an inseparable part of our lives. So, parents need to teach their children its many benefits and dangers. To know more about this topic, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.


Social Media: What Parents Should Know?

Social media offers lots of opportunity to help your child and teen be creative and stay connected and informed. But it’s important to learn about the different technologies and how your children use them so you can help keep them safe online.

Some Benefits And Worries About Child Social Media

The Internet is playing a very important role in the social and emotional development of the present generation. Therefore, parents need to understand these technologies to understand and relate to their children in a better way.

Effects Of Social Media On A Child's Brain

As children spend a large part of their time on social media, it is important to understand how it affects their development. Understanding the pros and cons of being online will help parents guide their child towards better Internet experience.

Are You Putting Your Child At Risk By Oversharing On Social Media?

While posting an image of your child, her face smeared with food and smiling at the camera, may seem like a playful and cute move to you, it could prove to be harmful for your child in the long run.

Social Media Guide For Parents And Carers

As more and more young people use popular social networking platforms to share their lives online with family and friends, it’s increasingly important for them to understand how to stay safe within those worlds.

10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Social Media

Where do I start? - this is the question that most parents ask themselves with a very quizzical expression. Social media has become so pervasive with new sites continually emerging with new challenges, that most parents don’t know what to do. To p...

Teaching Children To Be Smart About Social Media

There are plenty of benefits to derive from being a part of social media — but also many potential dangers from which you would want to protect your child. So it's important for you to teach your child how to use social media wisely.

Expert Tips For Keeping Your Child Safe On Social Media

For many parents, navigating their child's social media presence is not only worrisome, but also challenging. But with the right approach, parents can set positive examples for their children and teach them how to use social media responsibly and ...

Tips For Monitoring Children's Internet Activity

Just as we prepare our children for life in the real world, we should also prepare them to navigate themselves safely through online world. Read on for tips that every parent should keep in mind.

Parent Control Apps To Keep Children Safe

Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use to monitor...

Buy theme-based fun learning kids activity books for preschoolers and 6-12-year-old children.

More for you