This is a good time to remind everyone to check in with their kids about social media. New and disturbing “challenges” pop up on various social media platforms regularly, and the best time to talk is before your child is exposed. Keep the conversation frequent and ongoing.
Common Sense Media
, a leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology, provides great advice on how to get the conversation started and how to get children and teens thinking critically about what they see and are prompted to do. “13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
” is a particularly timely article.
If you have specific concerns or need assistance, please contact the counseling team at your child’s school.
Article posted on February 28, 2019.