We understand, it seems like one more thing on a never ending list of ways we need to protect our kids, but you know as well as we do, a parent’s job is never done—let us help you make it easier.
It is on these platforms where we see some of the best in people, and unfortunately where the worst behavior (bullying, sexual harassment, predatory behavior, pornography exposure) is happening.
To help mitigate the dangers on social media, we specifically suggest you be friends with your kids.
It has become a location for microblogging and is full of accounts that are linked to porn sites and porn stars.
Many kids are also creating fake accounts, called “finstagrams.” Sometimes these are simply accounts used for one’s closest friends, but they are also highly used as a means of hiding an account(s) from Mom and Dad.
She received her master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Texas At San Antonio with an emphasis in addiction recovery.
When she isn’t wrestling with her little boy, she can be found teaching developmental psychology at BYU-Idaho or working on some DIY projects.
On a deeper level the user can send private messages to friends and create their own cards for comparison questions.
This is perfect for online bullying or sexualized messaging.
The imagery–mostly provided by the users– is highly sexualized and sexual messages or sexts are requested quickly into introductions.