Technology

Lisa Lee
Technology Specialist
llee@btschools.org

Parent tips for Social Media Safety for our kids.

9 Tips for Social Media Safety

 

  1. Set Rules: Create social media ground rules your child must follow. Enforce consequences for breaking rules.
  2. Have Limits: Set age limits for social media sites and time limits for usage on them.
  3. Know Passwords: Get passwords for your child’s phone and all email and social media accounts.
  4. Monitor Use: “Friend” or “follow” your child on social media and check in often. Also, look into software that tracks and limits your child’s usage.
  5. Talk Dangers: Remind your child that everyone is a stranger online and no one can be trusted.
  6. Reputation Matters: Explain that once something is posted or shared online or via text, your child cannot get it back. Future college administrators and employers may see or find it.
  7. Social Media Central: Keep smart devices in central locations and not in the privacy of a bedroom.
  8. Protect Private Info: Teach your child never to give out personal information, even for free samples or contests. Review photos your child wants to post to ensure they are harmless with no identifiable locations.
  9. Lead by Example: Limit your time on social media and keep your tone respectful. Your child will follow your example.

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