For Parents Only – How to Manage Your Teen’s Use of Social Media

iphoneIn the 21st century, young people use social media to relate to each other.

There are upsides and downsides – even dangers – to this activity.

You want your child to have friends, but real relationships, not virtual ones. You don’t want your child’s identity stolen. You don’t want an online predator to victimize your child. You don’t want your child to be bullied. You don’t want your child to commit an indiscretion that can’t be undone.

But you can’t forbid your child to participate in the social media-based teen  culture. At least not without creating a heap of other problems.

So what’s a parent to do?

The Liahona Academy, a residential treatment center for troubled boys, has produced an excellent guide for parents who want to be smart about social media and how to manage it.

http://strongforparentingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/What-Your-Teen-Is-Doing-On-Social-Media-The-Parents-Guide-2014.pdf

The download is free, and it’s good, helpful information.

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One Response to For Parents Only – How to Manage Your Teen’s Use of Social Media

  1. Mums Lounge says:

    Thank you so much for this guide. Not only is it set out perfectly ( I love documents in this style ), it also has some extremely great advice on how to monitor and not suffocate teenagers when it comes down to the good facebook and twitter. The statistic are quite shocking, especially 29% being contacted by strangers. Thanks for this information guide.

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