Social Media Pros and Cons for your children…


Published By: Srishti Gautam (srishti789gautam@gmail.com)
         

Social media is ruling all over the world. From sharing photos to connecting with friends, social media is full of fun. We have seen that everyone loves to spend time on social media and specially the children are attracted to it the most. But you know that everything comes with the pros and cons. It has been noticed that children are more addicted towards social media and spending hours on it, which is very harmful for them.

So, parents must stop complaining about their children social media addiction and should take secure and safe measures to stop them from this addiction.

Influence child in a positive way

If you are also addicted to social media, children will make their choices accordingly. Talk about safety measures that you took before adding someone into your friend-list and connections. This will prepare your child towards becoming responsible on social media.

Don’t dominate them

While you grow your child into a responsible internet user, make sure that you don’t blow things out of proportion and become a super interfering parent. Respect your child’s privacy for them to pay heed to your advice. Don’t spy on your child’s laptop or mobile phone. If you want to monitor their activities, do it when they are online. Become friends with them and make sure that you don’t post embarrassing comments or be too active on their accounts. Also rethink about the stuff you post on social media because your kids will also notice them.

Be Friendly

If you develop friendly relations with your child, they would never feel scared about sharing stuff with you. Don’t make them live in a fear if you want your child not to hide anything, no matter how grizzly it is. In a friendly way, make them aware of the background check procedures of reputed colleges or organizations in which your child may be seeking admission. Keep the discussion healthy to make your child aware of internet related crimes.

Stop them on spending much Time on Social Media

When your child spends too much time online there are high chances of them getting addicted to the internet. Don’t let that happen. Let them know the rules of using technology and how to not become a slave of internet. Make sure that the computer is kept in the living room and no gadgets follow your child into their bedroom.

Tips you must share with your kids

  • No stranger should be in the friend-list
  • More playing in the parks and fields
  • No sharing of date of birth, address or phone number
  • No sharing of emotions
  • Information about internet related crimes
  • No defamation of any school, college or organization
  • No involvement in any viral game or challenge
  • Do not spread any false information
  • Block or remove friends who make them uncomfortable
  • Be respectful and do not appreciate any negative thoughts online

Everything which is used in a limit is good but their addiction can be dangerous. So, you must be careful before spending lot of time social media and making your child aware of it.

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