SOCIAL MEDIA 101
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA
Being a parent in this era is becoming more and more difficult when it comes to technology. You not only have to be “savvy” enough to know WHAT social networks your kids are using, but also HOW they are being used. There are so many social media apps out there for download, with new ones popping every day. Knowing the basics, why they are popular, and what problems can arise when they're not used responsibly can make the difference between a positive and a negative experience for your child and for you as a parent too.
This site contains great resources on the basics of social media and information on some of the most common apps your child may be using today. The more you know about these apps and how they are used, the better you will be able to understand and communicate with your kids.
Below is a presentation with a more in-depth look at the top 5 apps parents should be aware of, a few definitions and acronyms to memorize and some helpful tips for both parents and children that may help both before its too late.
Latest and Not so Greatest Apps
There are so many social media apps, with new ones are popping up all the time. We've put together a list of the most common apps your children may be using, and will be reviewing each one to let you know the ins and outs. As we hear of more or potential problems of these apps, we will update the list and be sure to let you know. This list is not a comprehensive list of apps but some of the more popular ones for kids and teens. The ones listed at the top are the latest ones that should be monitored. Click on an app to learn more about each one.