What settings should my child set up for his or her social media accounts?

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What can I do put the brakes on my child’s constant texting?

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How do I start the conversation with my child about social media?

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How can I find out what apps my child is using?

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What are some of the most popular apps with kids these days?

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At what age can children access social media sites?

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What should I do if my child is being cyberbullied?

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How do I start the conversation with my child about social media?

Think of conversation starters that ask your child for their opinion. Perhaps you can share a few posts that were shared on your social media and then share what you thought about it. You might also try talking about current events or posts that a celebrity posted and got them in trouble. Ask your child if he or she has had similar experiences. You might even ask them if they have ever seen a hurtful post about someone they knew and what someone did about it. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s also good to learn about social media and to let your child know that you want them to use social media in a positive way. Be sure to engage your child often in social media conversations. As reputation.com recommends, talk with your children early and often and let them know that if they need help with a situation that you will be there for them.

Written by a Parent
10/26/2017

When is an appropriate age to discuss with my child posting their picture on social media?

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Facebook and many social media networks require individuals be 13 years old before they can even create an account where they can share photos. That said, the time or age to have this conversation is really up to you, particularly since a recent study revealed that children have applied for online accounts prior to that age.

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