The TOOLS your kids need BEFORE getting ONLINE
It is no longer about IF our kids see something inappropriate or too mature, it is WHEN.
They live in a world where so much of their education, schooling, communication, and information about OFFLINE life are all online. They will see things that are inappropriate, sexual, hurtful, demeaning, and sad. They need to know HOW to talk to someone so that they don’t feel shame, confusion, curiosity, and alone. This is not easy for any parent/child relationship, but it ‘is crucial (and it DOES get easier).
Pretending the bad doesn’t exist doesn’t make it go away.
With education, communication, and experience, we can help our kids learn how to navigate the virtual world… and succeed!
Which is exactly what you are doing right now. Staying aware and continually talking to your kids is the best thing you can do for them. Teach THEM how to use smart devices. Don’t wait for them to teach you. You’re the parent. You are the boss. YOU’VE GOT THIS!