Keeping Tabs on Your Teens Online Social Life

These days, your teens’ “friends” aren’t just the kids hanging out in your kitchen and family room, they’re hundreds of contacts on their “friend” and “buddy” lists. More than 50 million teens (ages 13 to 17) are online worldwide and the average number of “friends” is 130. For many teens, these numbers are even higher. It’s not unusual to have more than 500 “friends” and more than 1,000 profile photos.
So, how can you realistically keep up with your child’s vast circle of “friends” and ongoing status and photo updates?  Regina Lewis joined us with Five Steps to Proactively Monitor Your Teen’s Online Activity:

  • Become a “Friend”
  • Curb the Comments
  • Get a Report Card from
  • Watch Who Your Children are Becoming Friends With
  • Monitor Loaded Language and Photos on Your Child’s Page

For more information, visit Regina's website.


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