What to Ask When Your Teen Wants to Use Social Media
Of course we’re worried. But the truth is, lots of teens use social media and stay safe, healthy, and connected — especially when parents are supportive.
And if we set our teens up for success, keep lines of communication open, and stay aware of our teen’s social media world, any trouble they run into will likely be speed bumps instead of roadblocks.
- What app(s) do you want to use and why?
- What kinds of communication don’t belong on social media?
- Do you know what to do if someone is mean, harasses you for pictures, stalks you, or does anything else that feels sketchy?
- What do you think we should do if one or both of us notice that being on social media is starting to make you anxious or depressed, or take up too much time?
Source: CNN | What to Ask When Your Child Wants to Use Social Media, https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/16/health/child-parenting-social-media-partner/ | © 2018 Cable News Network
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