When your children are on Facebook or Instagram, they may be exposed to people and things that they may not be ready to see. Or, they become curious, as children do, and click on something they may not have the maturity level to understand. Using tools that help you monitor your kids’ Facebook and Instagram profiles, gives you real-time knowledge about their social media activity. This saves time and worry and can also create some great conversations between you and your child.
In order to properly monitor your kids’ Facebook, it’s important to know some of Facebook’s basic rules. The number one rule to remember is that no child under 13 should have their own Facebook account. There are ways to bypass this rule, but Facebook complies with COPPA, the child online privacy protection act, by asking for date of birth when creating an account. Once they have a page, many parents will be curious about what they are posting, who their friends are, etc. Continue reading “Monitor Your Kids’ Facebook and Instagram”