Tip #1: Don’t ban it
With the digital world being so open, it can be tempting to outright ban social media. But doing so only makes social media a forbidden fruit for children and teens – making them wanting to use it more – without telling you. If you’d like to monitor your child’s activity online, you can gain the login details for the service and keep an eye on it, but banning social media will result in children usually using it behind your back.
Tip #2: Talk about it
Discuss social media safety as a family. Talk about how to stay safe online and have an open conversation with your children. Make sure they feel comfortable coming to you with any issues or bullying they encounter on social media. You can even create a family “Social Media Plan” so your children know what is expected of them online.
Tip #3: Keep your kids vigilant
Large-scale cyber-bullying usually starts off as a small nasty comment online. Tell your child to come and report any inappropriate comments directed towards them or other peers online, so you can solve the issue before it becomes too large. I hope these tips will help you in protecting your kids for an increasingly digital world, Joshua Brooks Founder & CEO CodeSpace
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