Safe Social Networking for our kids!

By | September 23rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Whether you like it or not your child will probably have access to a computer and the internet at a very early age, by the age of 5 these children will be able to use many areas of a computer and surprisingly enough the first thing they remember is how to connect to the internet.   Has your young child asked for a Facebook account yet?   Sites like Facebook MySpace and Twitter are being blocked from many school networks as they are not suitable for young children, which is right those sites are not, but young children are aware of these sites, they see their parents or guardians and siblings using the networks and understandably they want to join in. (I'll just remind you that sites like Facebook, Bebo and MySpace  set minimum ages of around 13) Why shouldn't they become involved? We can teach them how to use social networking sites safely and efficiently when they are young so that by the time they get to teenagers they know how to keep safe and be more responsible. Firstly by showing [...]