2) Know what you’re talking about!
Be an active parent. The writers at thecarecorner.com suggest: There is no better way to understand what your children are doing online than to use what they use. Get a Facebook account. Join Twitter. Stay current. Yes – it can be exhausting, but being engaged in the same sites your kids are using means that you have a full understanding of their participation.
thecarecorner.com Recommends that you: Get in control!
There are several products on the market that allow you to monitor your teen’s online use. It’s easy to delete a browsing history – however many of the products available allow you to silently track your teen’s use of the computer.
Some parents have set up dummy accounts online for “friending” teens on Facebook, and other sites. It’s up to you as the parent to decide how much you trust your teen’s activity online. It’s considered a best practice, by some, to snoop in on their online activity.
But be aware: You can never have total control and perhaps you should not.
Check: thecarecorner.com for more information.