Counsellors Corner

Parenting in the Age of Social Media

As parents it is our responsibility to help ensure our children’s safety online. How can you do that?

  • Have conversations about social media use with your children from a young age
  • Lead by example
  • Ask your child about the apps and websites they want to use and check them out on www.commonsensemedia.org
  • Set boundaries  
  • Talk about personal information and how your child can protect their information online
  • Talk about the benefits and disadvantages of social media
  • Talk to your child about gaming
  • Talk about cyberbullying 
  • Act on warning signs

Please read the attachment ‘Talking to your child about the internet and social media: Youngminds’ guide for parents’ for more details on each of these steps.