Parenting with Passion - Kids and Facebook

Parenting with Passion – Kids and Facebook

500 million people are now on Facebook.  It now accounts for around 20% of all internet usage.  So naturally your kids are going to want to be on Facebook too.  But what is an appropriate age to let your kids use Facebook?  What are some of the positives to come out of using Facebook and what […]

By Katrina RoeThursday 10 Mar 2011Hope MorningsParentingReading Time: 1 minute

500 million people are now on Facebook.  It now accounts for around 20% of all internet usage.  So naturally your kids are going to want to be on Facebook too.  But what is an appropriate age to let your kids use Facebook?  What are some of the positives to come out of using Facebook and what are some of the risks for teenagers?  And if you’re a parent, how can you tell if your kids have got themselves into trouble online?
 
Collett Smart is an adolescent psychotherapist who addresses parents and educators regularly on the topic of keeping kids safe online.

Listen Now – Collett Smart offers some sensible guidelines for parents on how they can help their kids to use Facebook