Teach Your Child the Dangers That Lurk on the Internet – Part 2

If your child has social media accounts, like Facebook, it is your responsibility as a parent to ensure that your child learns how to safely use the Internet.  I realize that most parents are busy; however, it is important to know exactly what your child is engaging in on the Internet.  The Internet is full of dangers and if you know what your child is engaging in, then you can step in and explain to your child why this behavior is dangerous.

Disclosure:  The opinions reflected in this post are my own and may differ from your own opinions.


I Don’t Want to Invade my Teenagers Privacy

Many parents feel that they should allow their teen to have their independence and don’t want to invade their privacy.  With this approach, your child may find themselves in a dangerous situation and often times they will hide their activity from you. Teenagers are social creatures and they find social media is a great way to connect with their friends outside of school.  Social media is still evolving and many teenagers are not aware of the dangers that are involved with using social media.

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12 Responses

  1. Deborah says:

    I’m glad that my grandkids aren’t teens yet. Though they still love to play games on the internet. It’s so important to know what they’re doing because there are others out there who would do them harm.

  2. DelSheree says:

    I think you’re right that if parents take the approach and tell their kids that they are monitoring their activity to keep them safe more will be receptive. A lot of teens may not be able to recognize when someone is being inappropriate with them, but their parents will. It’s not just about trying to see what they’re doing when the go out with friends. I think the right approach with teens can make a big difference. Thanks for the great post.

  3. Terry says:

    I look back on my parenting of teens and think of how hard this must be .. I guess the answer is to be upfront about what is private and what is not.. I had ” history” and told the kids it was MY history.. so I could look at where they were searching.. They didn’t have facebook then.. in fact due to some of those years being dial up their surfing was restricted !

    • Christy says:

      I remember those days of dial up. I agree things have changed rapidly over the last 16 or more years. My daughter was a baby when I finally got the Internet.

  4. Tom Holmberg says:

    Some really great tips for parents. The internet is a scary place, although it doesnt have to be with a little guidance like you are providing

  5. Tyler says:

    very professional looking layout, I like it.

  6. Don Purdum says:

    Fantastic article! I wish I had something to contribute but you said it all!!!!!

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