During the school holiday I have been trying to catch up with my own professional readng online and was really pleased to discover this fabulous Facebook guide for parents. It’s up-to-date, clearly written and goes straight to the detail of what parents want to know when they kids join the big FB. Its especially good because it suggests working in partnership with your children -for example, getting them to show you what the privacy settings are!
“Facebook use is very individual, which is why the No. 1 safety tip is “Talk with your child”. Don’t believe everything you read or hear about youth in Facebook, including in the news media, which often presents a very negative picture. Adults who don’t understand about social media sometimes think of using Facebook as a single activity to which young people can get “addicted” If they’re addicted to anything when using Facebook, it would be their school friends or social experience. But even two children of different ages in a single family can use Facebook very differently”
What a relief to find such a commonsense approach