Social Media Tips

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Social Media Tips

What's not to love? Parental Control!

Enforce better online habis Time Limits, App blocking 87%
Surfing safely, inappropriate sites blocked 80%
Using Tech to enforce all of your online rules 72%

1. Find your whay they like Snapchat, TikTok, Insagram

Start on a positive footing by asking them to describe the things they like about it. Ask to see their profile why not it is your home and you are respopsible. Don’t be surprised if your child is reluctant to show you  – Kids think of social media as a 'parent-free zone' where they communicate with friends. 

Like

  • Real Names
  • Real Photos
  • Private Accounts

Don't like

  • Fake proxy accounts
  • just a bush to hide behind and lob grenages at others
  • This is why Snapchat is such a problem for so many

Snapchat - A bush to hide behind for bully's
 

2. Don’t be too critical

Don't be too critical of their online experience or habits to date. It’s not always their fault if there is something inappropriate on their profile. When kids make mistakes, use it as a chance to improve behaviour into the future. 

School Talks Pages 

Primary

We provide online safety speakers to Primary Schools worldwide in person and via Zoom. As kids, this is exactly the right time to instil the best habits online for Phone addiction, gaming and social media. 

Our online safety talks provide a different voice and some fresh ideas for students, and teachers alike. 

For booking and details: Primary Schools

Senior

Age graded content appropriate for teenagers. Younger teenagers need different messaging to older teenagers. over the years we have varied Older teenagers need to be especially careful around online reputation. Bullying culture, Sexting, understanding the power of social media.

We always give it to teenagers in a straight powerful impactful way backed by real examples. We make sure teenagers understand the law surrounding online activity and the increasing power and abilities of the Police in tackling these abuses. 

For booking and details: Senior Schools

Parents

No longer the forgotten man, we spoke to thousands of parents on Zoom during COVID19 lockdown. We explain how social media works, what you can do, how to teach your kids to win online. Can technology like parental control make a difference?

What problems are typical for each age group. Gaming, Social Media, Sexting, Bullying, What is the right amount of time online for kids and adults alike. 

For booking and details: Parents

 

3. Lets not tell Mum!

Sometimes a teenager won’t tell a parent about a bad experience they have had online for fear of being disconnected. However, if they feel they can talk about their online habits with you, without judgement, or the threat of being disconnected, it will lead to more honesty in the long run. 
 

4. Privacy Settings

Check with your kid to see what privacy settings they have set up on their profiles. We want them to move to 'Private' or 'My Friends Only; in Snapchat. So that only friends can see what they post not everyone on the portal.

Persuading a kid of 10 years of age and over isn't going to be easy, but it's worth every bit of the effort. Kids know this is only common sense. As Mark Twain said, the trouble with common sense, it is not so common. 

Also let them know that even with the tightest privacy controls, content posted online can be easily copied and shared with audiences without their consent. 

Make TikTok private

5. Safety not Popularity

It’s a good idea too to talk about your child’s friends list. ‘Friends’ is the catch-all term for any contacts on social networking sites.  Teenagers should review their list of online ‘friends’ regularly, so they are sharing  their information only with people they trust.  This is a hard one, of course teenagers want to popular and not safe. However the evidence is overwhelming and teenagers simply don't believe this to be true.

Facebook who own Instagram, WhatsApp. Facebook and Instagram boss Adam Mosseri want Instagram to be the happiness social media portal when friends can stay safe. Instagram deliberately started thwarting likes being displayed on posts to sop pople 'like hunting' and post more genuinely. They've done the maths on their on their user base & discovered that people who don't know you are five times more likely to bully you. 

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. If your daughter has 1000s of followers, she'll be bullied.
Molly Russell, Instagram, Tragic death of a 14 year old girl

 

6. Make sure your kids don't respond to strangers messages.

Do NOT reply to any unwanted or unsolicited messages. It seems obvious, some scam artists or predators use messages to draw responses from young people and then target them. Make sure your child knows how important it is to ignore them.  Drum this into your kids so it is second nature. Five things not to share with anyone

 

Stranger Danger| 9-Year-old cleverly tricked into meeting someone 

five things to protect online, name, age, date of birth, address, phone, email
Snowy the dog, a very clever way to trick a nine-year-old girl on Instagram. All about common sense.

 

Video Five minutes from a recent Parent Talk
13 Year old bully wrecks his own football chances on Snapchat

7. Privacy Settings

Check with your kid to see what privacy settings they have set up on their profiles. We want them to move to 'Private' or 'My Friends Only; in Snapchat. So that only friends can see what they post not everyone on the portal.

Persuading a kid of 10 years of age and over isn't going to be easy, but it's worth every bit of the effort. Kids know this is only common sense. As Mark Twain said, the trouble with common sense, it is not so common. 

Also let them know that even with the tightest privacy controls, content posted online can be easily copied and shared with audiences without their consent. 

Make TikTok private

8. Safety not Popularity

It’s a good idea too to talk about your child’s friends list. ‘Friends’ is the catch-all term for any contacts on social networking sites.  Teenagers should review their list of online ‘friends’ regularly, so they are sharing  their information only with people they trust.  This is a hard one, of course teenagers want to popular and not safe. However the evidence is overwhelming and teenagers simply don't believe this to be true.

Facebook who own Instagram, WhatsApp. Facebook and Instagram boss Adam Mosseri want Instagram to be the happiness social media portal when friends can stay safe. Instagram deliberately started thwarting likes being displayed on posts to sop pople 'like hunting' and post more genuinely. They've done the maths on their on their user base & discovered that people who don't know you are five times more likely to bully you. 

Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. If your daughter has 1000s of followers, she'll be bullied.
Holly Russell, Instagram, Tragic death of a 14 year old girl

Handy Connections
 

Five things Kids must never share online ever!

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook. If your daughter has 1000s of followers, she'll be bullied. 

Holly Russell, Instagram, Tragic death of a 14 year old girl

 

If your Kid has got 1000s of followers. She'll be bullied. 

So says Mark Zuckerberg! And it is a fact he says! We agree.

 

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