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03/08/2016

Tips for Helping Your Children Understand Social Media

Whether you use social media or you simply can’t understand the appeal of it, the truth is that your children are likely to be highly interested in it. From posting pictures to commenting on what their friends are doing, social media and its accompanying apps are going to be prevalent throughout your child’s schooling. Instead of a simple ban, The Tutoring Center, Columbus has some tips to help your kids understand the power of social media and how to use it responsibly.

Stop

The power of the word ‘stop’ shouldn’t be underestimated when it comes to posting on social media. Instead of telling your kids not to post something, teach them to stop and think. Once they’ve written a post or are about to submit a picture, stop, and come back to it in 5 minutes. If they still think it’s appropriate to press the ‘Okay’ button once the initial moment has passed then it’s more likely that their post is going to be something suitable.

Choose Your Audience

Just like television commercials aren’t allowed to play at certain times of the day so that they aren’t presented to the wrong audience, so too can your children adjust their settings to ensure their message aren’t widespread. For example, if they are planning to attend a local sporting event, all of the people on their friends list don’t need to know about it. Discuss with them the usage of the available privacy settings to ensure their lives are kept as private as possible while using social media.

Learn More Lessons With Tutoring in Columbus

Alongside the social aspect of social media, it can also be used as a tool for study. Group chats can allow students to collaborate their ideas and quickly resolve issues with group projects. Along with these tips, tutoring in Columbus can help provide further information to your child about how they can use social media responsibly and to their advantage. Speak with The Tutoring Center, Columbus at (614) 459-0091 to book your free consultation.

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