Being a kid is tough. Add learning how to navigate social media and build an online presence, something most parents are still trying to figure out for themselves, and being a kid just got significantly harder. (Throw in the hormones of being a teenager and it just went from bad to worse.)
That’s why this article on Mashable, Why Being Young Doesn’t Make You a Social Media Expert, really resonated with me. The author makes the case that you wouldn’t let your teenager drive a car without any training so why would she let them on the Internet without instructions. She also has some great tips on how to setup social media rules for your kids.
So please, talk to your kids and help them navigate the online world. It might look like they know what they are doing, but they are figuring it out as they go just like you are.