Social Media

In 6th grade many students are beginning to dive into the world of social media through sites such as Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and many others.  Even though most sites don't allow accounts until 13 years of age due to the COPPA Law, many student are finding their way there before 13.  Navigating social media may be one of the hardest peer pressure and family conversations to have.  See the Social Media Matrix below to find out about popular social media sites, their rules of sign up, and common parental concerns.  

Some great links to educate yourself about the common apps kids are using today and help with conversation starters to use with your children-
Digital Parent Bingo- a great check list of things to talk about with your child
Safe, Smart & Social- A great email newsletter with hot topics sent to your inbox