Our kids use of social media as a way to connect with their friends, make new friends and unfortunately connect with others who are neither their friends nor need ever to be. For parents, trying to keep up with all the different social media platforms can be frustrating and difficult to say the least. But that doesn’t mean that as a parent we cant try to do our best to understand the way some of the networking sites work in order to help teach our kids the skills they need to safely and responsibly take part in online interactions.
Here I am going to have a closer look at Facebook and how much control our children and indeed ourselves, have over the content that is displayed. There are many different sites kids are using and I will look at some of those sites in future posts. Many have different rules about who sees what content, whether there are friends or followers, private or public sharing and how much control the account owner has over what is displayed. [Read more...]