Health Tip: Keep Teens Safer on Social Media

Many teens love chatting with friends on social media, but it’s up to parents to make sure these interactions are appropriate.

Here are suggestions from the National Crime Prevention Council:

  • Make sure your teen only provides the required information when filling out a profile, and skips the optional. The teen shouldn’t include an address or phone number.
  • Have your teen make a profile available to friends only.
  • Your teen should only “friend” an acquaintance, never someone unknown.
  • Encourage your teen to post only information that’s appropriate and doesn’t reveal private details.

Source: HealthDay

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