You don’t have to be an expert on texting, Instagram or Minecraft to have the talk! With 92 percent of teens going online daily and nearly three-quarters of kids age 0-8 using apps, The Talk is an essential rite of passage. You can start by reading up on what’s going on in your kids world (click here for younger kids or older kids). Ask them to show you what they like online, and why. Then, express a few basic expectations, with the understanding that this isn’t a one-and-done kind of chat. Below are the 5 basic tips to go over with your kids, and click here to get the full story. Good luck, you’ll be fine and go ahead – have the talk!
- Be kind
- Keep private things, private
- Don’t believe everything you see
- Don’t overshare
- Stand up for others
All the best and don’t forget to use Common Sense,