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Posted October 8, 2013 by Tim Wells in Tip Tuesday

Social Media Safety for Kids – Tip Tuesday

For this week’s tip, I’m going to defer to my better half, Dawn. She has an excellent piece on keeping your kids safe on the Internet, over at her blog, Blogging Mom of 4. She has several tips that she learned from a local police detective, including this one:

1. Talk to your kids. Let them know what is and isn’t acceptable “online” behavior. Kids are now growing up with the internet and think nothing of sharing personal information, pictures, etc. Set clear rules that nothing personal should be shared online…especially not your home address or even when and where they’re going. Predators could see these things and search them out. Also, let them know that once it’s on the internet, it’s always on the internet. That embarrassing picture that they posted, is not going to go away.

Check out her other tips for kid-safe social media here.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.