Tweens and Teens are going to connect online using social-networking. Rather than be reactive and try to fix a mistake – use these six strategies to set your tweens and teens up for success with social media.
1- Never under any circumstances should she mention in a status update or post - “My parents are out.” Whether its intentional or UN-intentional posts like this can welcome predators.
2- Make it a rule to be with your child as he sets up his profile. This way, you can double check privacy settings.
3- Keep personal information to a minimum. Is there any reason for a tween or teen to put their full name, age and town in their profile? We don't think so!
4- No posts about grades,crushes or “personal drama.”
5- No sharing of passwords with anyone. Even if they are “your best friend.”
6- Approve all friend requests and make it a rule that your tween and teen only become friends with people they know in the real world.