Before Setting Sail Aboard the “SS Insta”…
Instagram is one of the more popular social media platforms for kids.
Forget all of that nonsense you hear about any site requiring users to be at least 13 years of age. We all know – and if you don’t, I’m telling you now – lots and lots and LOTS of very young kids are socially active with or without a parent’s permission.
Here’s an interesting question:
Is your kid on Instagram? How many user profiles to they have? One, two, six? Yes, there are many kids under the “socially legal” age of thirteen out there with multiple public profiles.
I believe the key to establishing trust (which should be earned) with your kids and their use of social media is to educate yourself as much as possible. Let them know that it is imperative that you are connected to them on any site they use until you feel they are ready to spread their social butterfly wings alone.
Please do sit down and read @Sophie Takes a #Selfie and talk with your kids about how to handle their online presence appropriately.
Thanks for stopping by!