Social Networks 101: Facts of Life privacy controls to limit who sees your information. older than 13 to have a profile, but younger kids set up accounts anyway. keep kids connected to friends and provide a space for self-expression. no guarantees of privacy (even with settings) -- anything can be cut, pasted, and sent. inappropriate pictures, posts, or messages can result in damage to a kids reputation. kids can "tag" (or identify) their friends; this can violate their friends privacy.
Its all abouthanging with friends -- online.
Parent Tips for Young Kids Most of these sites are for 7-12 year olds. If you wouldn’t let your children have an unsupervised play date, don’t let them online by themselves. Do your homework. Set non-negotiable time limits. Establish codes of conduct. Show kids how to flag inappropriate conduct. Make sure your children never share their passwords. Talk about money and what it means to your family. Keep the computer in a central place.
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