Social Networking: Summary and Next Steps
Online social networking is a relatively new way to communicate, and it has been quickly adopted by young people as a primary means of communication. Because social networking is so widespread among kids, it’s important to at least understand the basics of how it’s used so you know what to keep tabs on. As they learn more about what it’s possible to accomplish with social networking, many parents even find themselves getting involved.
Other Useful Web Sites
- Teens and Social Media — The Pew Research Center has gathered many interesting statistics about teen social media use that may provide insight into how your kids communicate with others online.
- Talking to Kids and Teens about Social Media and Sexting — The American Academy of Pediatrics provides talking tips for parents on social networking.