- How do parents and teens negotiate social media? With difficulty at times.
- We all know that teens love social networks, such as Tumblr and Pinterest and although their interest in Facebook is waning, they still have a presence there.
- The sad fact is that at any time, there are 50,000 sexual predators online. That’s why parents have to set parameters on how their teens should use social media.
- Around 1 in 4 teens had an unwanted exposure to some kind of image of naked people or people having sex in the last year.
- One in 33 kids had been asked by someone to meet them somewhere, or called them, or sent them regular mail, money or gifts.
- 22% of targets for online predators were between the ages of 10 and 13.
- Around 1 in 5 kids had received a sexual solicitation.
In the following PowerPoint, you’ll learn about which social media networks are hot with teens now, what parents can do, and find some helpful resources. Let’s keep our families safe!
Parents: Want to learn more about social media? Attend my workshop in Santa Rosa, Califronia, June 2, 9 am – 3 pm. Early bird registration is $55 if I receive your check by May 11. Register now!
- If your child plays video games online beware … predators do, too (al.com)
- Do You Really Know What Your Kid is Saying on Facebook? (prweb.com)
- Teen Bullying in the News: What You Need to Know (education.com)
- Accepting Mom’s Friend Request (csmt12.wordpress.com)
About the Author: Sonoma County social media marketer, trainer and strategist Frances Caballo owns ACT Communications and has 22 years of communications experience. She specializes in helping writers, businesses and nonprofits with their social media marketing and public relations. Frances is bilingual in English and Spanish. Find her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/fcaballo, Twitter (@CaballoFrances), and LinkedIn.