Parents have an instrumental role to play in a teen’s life, especially the one regarding online safety. Just as they teach their children to become responsible people by following community rules, the same approach should be taken to engaging in online matters. The online world is another community that is not much different to the world we live in.
Learning about apps, websites, and technology your teenager uses and enhance your knowledge plus understand what they do and how it can affect them if it is wrongly used. As a parent, you should never ignore new technology as your teen may use them either at school or a friend’s house. Have interaction with your child, and during those happy moments, use it as an opportune time to ask about websites and apps your child uses online.
Understand Online Challenges
Every parent should learn about online challenges young people undergo even though that varies with age.
Understanding Online Activities
Interact with them to know what they do online, who they are talking to, and how they use devices. Also, asking some questions can help you to grasp more about their activities and intentions.
Study shows that, parents who have an interest in knowing or engaging in technology help guide their teen’s effectively in things to do with online matters ensuring they are safe online.