As the world progresses into the future so does the use of social media and the many online features you can now easily access. Children will obviously be a lot more interested in social media as they grow up, and it has become a bit more of an interest for younger children as well.
It’s wise to educate your child in how they can use social media responsibly at home, as well as the supported guidance from the school’s many extra-curricular activities to provide ample distraction. Here are some top tips to help you teach your child about social media.
Show your child the potential risks
There are a host of risks to having your child on social media, but they can be controlled if you give your child the awareness of them. Your child is probably aware of a lot more than you anyway, which means you’ll need to brush up on the different platforms out there. From the many platforms out there your child may only want to use one or two of them, so tailor your advice to what your child is most likely to pick up.
Show your child the important of good behaviour
There can be a lot of cyberbullying and risks for people to fall for scams online and on social media. This can unfortunately get children into risky situations if they aren’t taught how to behave online, and your child can also be the one inflicting the damage.
Just like every parent, you should show your child how to behave online. It’s the same as being respectful and kind towards others in real life.
Set up privacy filters
Kids can spend money on needless things without realising, and they can also view content inappropriate for them very easily. Set up privacy filters on your computer before your child gets to use it for social media purposes, and explore similar options for phones and tablets.