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Social Media Tips for Kids

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.

Posted September 26, 2012

by MichelleH

11 Comments

11 Responses

  1. Lee Ann Durbin says:

    Love your blog!

  2. Michelle says:

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

  3. Suzanne M says:

    Great tips!

  4. samyra says:

    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 says:

    Thanks for the tips! :)

  6. Larissa says:

    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 says:

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

  8. Nicole-Lynn says:

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

  9. Melissa says:

    Great tips – kids really have to be careful online.

  10. Shirley Hicks says:

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

  11. Shirley Hicks says:

    very good tips

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