I’ve never met a young person who didn’t want to be cool. But in cyber world, that’s certainly gotten a lot of kids into trouble!
Websites like YouTube, Facebook or Twitter offer teens a place to post pictures, videos, comments, rants, you name it. They can share whatever they want with whomever they want. And often, the illusion of privacy makes kids feel safe posting things they would never share in real life.
So Mom, Dad … keep an eye on your teen’s social media use. Let him know you’ll be regularly viewing his Facebook profile, Tumblr account, and any other place he can share content online.
The photos and comments he posts are a lot like tattoos: they’re hard to get rid of, even if they seemed cool at the time.
Let’s help our teens live with no regrets.