Even though we don’t approve of it, kids will always find ways to get into social media. It is best then to allow them to use social with certain restrictions. Doing so will keep them from sneaking behind your back. Here are some tips that will help you monitor your kids’ social media.
Follow age suggestions – Facebook accepts potential members who are at least 13 years old. However, Facebook is incapable of strictly monitoring whether the young people who are trying to create an account are telling the truth. Talk to your kids and explain to them this age restriction and the reasons behind it.
Adjust privacy settings – Young users of social media are easy and defenseless targets of evil doers online. Advise your kids to keep their social media profiles private to ensure their online and offline safety.
Utilize filters – Research for filter software. Installing filters is helpful for you to get updated about your children’s internet activity. The good thing is filters can also be installed in your kids’ mobile phones.
Set rules – The primary rule that you should implement is adult-assisted is use of internet and registration to social platforms. Next, set a time limit. Do not allow your kids to surf the web for more than an hour. If possible, set only three days a week for their social media use.