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Social Networking: the use
of Facebook, Twitter and other internet based
sites to communicate and interact with friends,
family and other individuals. Lately many of the
platforms have been used by both foreign and
domestic individuals to influence political and
messages and posts that are
inappropriate can damage your
reputation. They can have an
affect long after they are
2. Tagging a
picture can violate your
3. Beware of
what information your post and
who you friend. Often those on
the other end of your computer
are not who they claim to be.
your personal information. This
information can be used by
marketers and unscrupulous
individuals to do you harm.
cannot be guaranteed. Anyone can
cut, alter, paste and use
pictures, data and information
from your site.
6. Beware of
those who: want you to keep a
secret, ask for personal
information, make you feel
guilty, want you to buy
something, ask you to go to
inappropriate sites, ask you to
pictures or information, ask
what you are wearing, try to
bully you, claim to be you
friend when you don't know them,
ask you about your lifestyle and
7. Talk to
your parents if you are asked for information and
or money for gifts or a meetings.
under any circumstances give out
any username or password.
9. If you
feel you cannot handle the
demands and use of social
network sites just delete your
1. Monitor the child's use of
networking and the service they are using. Don't
be afraid to ask them what they are saying,
posting and friending.
Encourage the child to discuss with you if they
feel someone is creating an atmosphere of
anxiety or fear. Be the loving parent or teacher
and stress that they are not in trouble and you
are only interested in working with them to
overcome their concerns.
3. You set the rules for use
such as time, content, and location of the
computer. Don't allow them to express emotions,
use their full names or their friend's full
names, school locations, address, age, sex,
schedules and any other personal information
that can be used by cyber predators.
4. Know your child's
password and username, don't be afraid to
monitor the pages. If you see anything
inappropriate or dangerous discuss it with them
and if necessary delete the page and contact the
6. Most social networks
require an age limit. If you see the child using
an inappropriate site, delete the site.
7. Teachers, if you see a
child using social network ask them to stop
using it during class. If they refuse follow the
school policy about the use of tablets,
smartphones and computers. Don't make it
8. Stress that child never
under any circumstances meet and communicate
with someone they don't know.
and let them know that you are the person they
can come to if this is happening. Teachers and
parents should be the first line of defense in
this growing problem.
10. If your child refuses to
abide by your rules. Don't be hesitant to delete
their account and establish safeguards to
prevent them from reestablishing an account..
Some internet-filtering tools such asDansGuardian,
K9,Windows Live Family Safety can be used but
not replace your supervision.