You may laugh at this title, but most of us don’t actually realise that there is a totally different life happening online with our teens. The Secret Social Media Life of Teens is a thing!
Nowadays, the pressure to buy your child a cell phone is on a par with the dilemma parents felt when Heelies came out (those shoes with wheels on), when miniskirts were in, and when ear piercing was the trend. You want to give your kid all you didn’t have, but what is the right age for a cell phone?
Our kids are geniuses, at least when it comes to traversing through smart devices and all the millions of apps floating around. Watch any 3-year-old swipe their way around a tablet or smartphone, and you will be gobsmacked in wonder. But, there are some scary apps your kids should never download.
Two words you would rather not have together – Teen Sexting. Even if you don’t know what sexting is, it all just sounds wrong.
A friend told me that she needed to sit her 9-year-old boy down the other day, and educate him on the internet security risks out in the big bad world. 9 years old!