I recently discovered that my daughter has a private social media profile and I’m appalled at what I saw there – language and activities we would never condone! Why is she doing this and what can we do about it?
Keeping up with the Joneses just isn’t good enough anymore – not for your teen anyway. In contemporary youth culture, “Mr. Jones” is only one of dozens – or perhaps hundreds – of picturesque peers whose perfectly posed, edited and digitally-altered lives parade across the pages of your teen’s Facebook account.
We’ve done our best to monitor our children’s online activities, but our teen has apparently found a way to visit pornographic websites in spite of our best efforts. What can we do about this?
Do you sometimes wish you could present this ultimatum to your teen? “No television, no movie theatres, no Internet, no smartphones, no CDs, no magazines and no books!”
"The Net is vital to a child's success as a student as well as a future member of the work place,” says Alexis Moore, author of A Parent’s Guide to Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying and founder of Survivors in Action. “[It] poses dangers but can be a wonderful and powerful tool when utilized by supervised children who are aware of the dangers, and parents who engage with their child frequently.” To help you do just that, we chatted with some of the world’s top experts to get their sage tips regarding kids and online safety.