Today, Mr U shared with the Grade 5 team an article he came across regarding our children and the use of social media. Whilst the rules of having a facebook account are “you must be 13 years of age or over”, the reality is more than half of our Grade 5 students already have a facebook account and are using facebook to a certain degree.
Below is an extract from the article. (click this link for the full article) It is very informative, has simple but very effective tips for parents and it’s well worth taking the time to read the entire article.
Who are your kids friending on Facebook? What are they really texting to their classmates? How much online time is too much?
Too often, parents who are misinformed about the social web (willfully or otherwise) will shut their kids out of it completely, only to find they are logging in anyway. If you’re not taking an active role in your child’s online life, you may be missing important opportunities to ensure they are on the path toward “digital citizenship,” and protected from inappropriate content and people.