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.