There are many opinions and advice out there for both parents and kids, when it comes to staying safe online. Particularly upon social media platforms. It can often be hard to know what the right thing to do is when your child is looking to join social media. Here at Enable fibre broadband, we think it is incredibly important to ensure that everyone is using the internet in a safe way, especially our youth.
Because of this we have put together an overview of some of the information that is available online, that we think could be useful when it comes to social media and keeping younger children safe.
A great resource is the Netsafe website, which teaches people many ways to stay safe online, as well as other online security information. They offer in-depth knowledge that is useful to implement when teaching your child about social media, here are some of their recommendations for you:
By starting open conversations and involving yourself in your children’s social media habits, it will hopefully welcome a positive relationship between your child and the many platforms available to them. The more information you provide and the level of assistance you give when setting up the accounts and throughout their journey will potentially minimise the risk.
Lastly, make sure you check in with your kids regularly to see how they’re getting on with their social media journeys. Social media plays a big part in day-to-day life whether we accept it or not. So, do what you can, so that their experience is a happy one!