I am shocked when I hear about parents giving their children “privacy” and “personal rights” when it comes to their social media interactions and passwords. Children, and even teens, don’t have the maturity to make good decisions on their own, and can become victims of cyber prowlers. When kids know their parents are actively involved and looking at their social media posts, they’ll stay out of trouble. And parents should know all of their children’s passwords and check their accounts to protect them from fraudulent activities.
Parents, you are NOT your children’s best friends. Plain and simple: you are their parents. By keeping all of their passwords in a safe and secure location, you’ll be a great resource to them when they forget the passwords. And, most importantly, you can check their accounts periodically and talk to them about their activities. Be a part of their lives – both at home and in cyberspace.