Tween Tech: Helping Kids Understand the Impacts of Their Online Presence

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A Family Center Ask the Experts Talks presentation, featuring: "The Consequences of Social Media on Middle School Adolescents," with Michael Dib, EdD and "Let’s Talk Tech," with Beth Walsh-Sahutske, MA, LPC.

Your middle school child is part of that significant majority of adolescents who has a cell phone in her possession twenty four hours in a day. Regulating the use of that cell phone is important. Remember, you pay the monthly bill for that cell phone and you own it. You should always know your child's password and social log in to access phone usage. Make it a priority to regularly check your child's use of online searches, text messaging, Facebook, Instagram, graphics, and Twitter. Checking your child's cell phone use not only assists with discovery of information, but can lead to meaningful discussions with your child based upon the information obtained from cell phone history.

More than half of parents do not monitor their children's cell phones at all - see the results of our poll >>

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