All parents need to closely monitor their kids’ use of tablets, phones and devices, as well as all social media profiles. It’s no secret that sexual predators lurk online, looking for their next victim. While what you tell your kids should be age-appropriate, here’s a list of things you ought to KEEP reminding them:
- Everything you do online is public. If you wouldn’t do or say it standing in the middle of your classroom with everyone present, don’t do it online.
- There is NO delete button. Removing comments and photos is like trying to take pee out of a pool.
- Trust NO ONE online. Really bad, ugly, nasty people are online looking to fool you.
As to your older kids, you might remind them that schools and employers use social media to review you, so make sure what you post is what you’d want them to see.
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