Social Media and Youth: Raising Kids In The Digital Age
Thank you to Beachwood Recreation Center for hosting our class.
Amy has done extensive research on the subject of Social Media and how it affects our youth. She has surveyed both parents and students on the subject and shared with us the results of those surveys.
To start the class we were given a similar survey. Amy asked us to turn to our neighbor and discuss the following questions:
Should a parent know their son or daughter’s facebook password?
Should a teen be able to use his or her cell phone any time he or she wants?
When should parents set limits on a young person’s digital life?
Under what circumstances should parents monitor teens’ internet use and track the sites they visit?
If parents do monitor internet use, should they tell their teens they are doing this?
How much information should teens put on the internet? Why?
It was tough to answer these question and it was very interesting the different answers that came up. Amy addressed each one as she went through the class.
What do you think? What are your answers to the above questions?