In your quest to prepare your child for life as an adult and active member of society, you need to be aware of best online practices – and to help teach your child about the benefits and hazards of social media.
The website: thecarecorner.com says:
Sexually explicit and other inappropriate content, bullying, and copyright infringement are all some of the pitfalls of teens social media use. Just like in the real world, there is no foolproof way to guarantee your child won’t experience some of the negative aspects social media. However, you can equip them with the tools to be smart.
1) Communication is key!
Teens can often be impulsive and short sighted. Foster open dialogue with your teen about what it means to be online. Be sure to remind them that what they post online is there forever. Words, images and videos posted there can be used by anyone at any time. This means law enforcement, future employers, their extended family, and most importantly YOU can see everything they put there – password protected or not.
Being able to talk to them about what it means to have “good judgement” is important for their lives on and off line.
Read the full article at http://thecarecorner.com/onlineteens.html