Our friends at Cyberwise.org are running a campaign this week called #Digiwishes – short for digital wishes. For the campaign they are collecting posts and articles from friends in the digital parenting community (that’s all of us) in which parents and digital parenting pros alike are giving their thoughts on making the online world safer and more hospitable for our young ones.
Our submission is titled “No Parents Who Just Say No”, and you can read the post here. The idea is that each parent will come to the point when their child wants to join the social media crowd. Our hope is that rather than just say “yes” or “no”, parents should say “not yet”, and leave time for both parents and kids to get up to speed before taking the plunge.
We’re big believers in the positive power of social media, but parents need to understand the risks. A little education goes a long way.
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