Social Media. Its the new way we’re connected with loved ones, new acquaintances, and old friends. It seems everyone is connected to some form of social media platform, and consequently, since everyone is doing it raises the question of “should my child have a social media account?”
A survey of 1,007 parents of 10-14 year old’s concluded that…
– 55% of parents of 12 year olds report their child has a Facebook account.
-76% of the parents assisted their 12 year old in creating the account.
-78% of the parents surveyed think it is acceptable for their child to violate minimum age restrictions on online services.
The Huffington Post Tech published a post on the importance of following the age requirements on social media. We’ve linked the post below.
Reasons why age restrictions matter.
Our kids grow up too fast, and if most kids are like my own, they want to be ‘grown up’ right now! They want to be involved in social media, so teaching them the importance of waiting until the appropriate age required and following the rules will only benefit them in the long run. In due time your kids be flooded with friend requests before they, and you, know it.