Empowering parents to help their kids stay safe and avoid unhappiness when using the internet or social media

Our kids often know more about the internet and social media than their parents but they can lack in a true understanding of the dangers and influences that come with their use.  This is where its important that a parent steps in check your kids are internet and social media safe - maybe checking that they actually understand and can implement what the school has taught them or using resources available on line. Its also important to checkin with your child (yourself or a trusted party) on the emotional impact of the internet and social media on your child and ensure they know how have time out away from their devices from time to time. Researchers have shown that children’s minds are like sponges and form their view of reality, behaviour and life choices from experiences. Unfortunately, some messages on the internet and from social media provide negative effects on children and youth in society today.