How familiar are you with the list below?

  1. Twitter
  2. Instigram
  3. Snapchat
  4. Tumblr
  5. Google+
  6. Vine
  7. Wanelo
  8. Kik Messenger
  9. Ooovoo
  10. Pheed
  11. Ask.fm

These are all social media tools that are gaining popularity among kids, tweens, and teens. If you’re feeling a little out of the social media loop, you’re not alone. As our kids grow more and more technology proficient, we tend to be left in the dust. But that’s not an excuse. We still have to make sure we are monitoring our children’s online behavior to keep them safe from cyberbullying and other dangers. You owe it to your child to take a look at this article from Commonsense Media which breaks down the various sites and apps that your child is probably already using (and hopefully not abusing). Click here to check it out !

Now you do realize that during the few minutes it took you to read this, your child has moved on to the next big thing, right? Just go ahead and ask him what that is and then do your research!

 

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