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Social Media Tips for Kids

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This week is social media week and a good time to remember some safety social media tips for our kids.

  1. No online site is truly secure or private. Be sure your child knows not to share personal information.
  2. Make sure privacy controls are set to private to limit strangers following your child online.
  3. Help your child understand that he shouldn’t post anything online that he wouldn’t “tell the world” since nothing online is truly private.
  4. Let your child know that she shouldn’t talk to anyone online that she doesn’t know.
  5. Tell your child not to enter free giveaways and contests since these require personal information. If a friend forwards anything like this, they should delete it immediately.

While social media has many positive aspects, be sure it doesn’t consume your children – there are some social skills kids can only learn from face to face communication and play.

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11 Responses to “Social Media Tips for Kids”

  1. Lee Ann Durbin September 27, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Love your blog!

  2. Michelle September 27, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Thank you LeeAnn! We love having you as a fan. :)

  3. Suzanne M September 27, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Great tips!

  4. samyra September 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    social media sites weren’t designed for children and those under 14 aren’t ready for all that may be out there

  5. Devon F October 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Thanks for the tips! :)

  6. Larissa October 2, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    These are great tips. I think parents can also think twice sometimes before sharing pictures, etc, of their children on social media. You can never be too careful!

  7. courtney b October 4, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    i dont think i’m ever going to let my daughter have a facebook! social media is scary!

  8. Nicole-Lynn October 5, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    It is good to be aware of all of the dangers and affects social media sites can have on our kids.

  9. Melissa October 5, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Great tips – kids really have to be careful online.

  10. Shirley Hicks October 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Not enough parents are aware of what their children are doing online and who they are talking too

  11. Shirley Hicks October 13, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    very good tips

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