Leslie is currently developing more websites and technology to further the recovery and healthy living cause.Whether or not you're tweeting or sharing your daily thoughts on Facebook, you have to acknowledge it: Interacting with friends online is a fact of life for your children. "It's a parent's responsibility to parent around the technology", says Shawn Marie Edgington, author of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter all require children to be at least 13 years old to join.While the majority of friends get flushed for the toxicity of their posts, IRL shenanigans put our work friends uniquely at risk."We found that people often unfriend co-workers for their actions in the real world rather than anything they post on Facebook," Sibona said."Parents need to ask their children on a regular basis, ‘Do you have a Facebook account? If you’re tempted to make an exception for them, you might want to consider the message you're sending if you allow them to break the rules by lying, about whether they're mature enough to behave safely and responsibly, and about what you will do to monitor their activity (such as "friending" them).
Write a contract for your child about how they behave on social media.Leslie Glass is the winner of the American Society of Addiction Medicine 2016 Media Award for her groundbreaking documentary "The Secret World Of Recovery." She is a journalist, playwright, the author of 15 novels and the founder of Reach Out Recovery.She is the producer/director of "The Secret World Of Recovery," and the teen addiction prevention documentary "The Silent Majority" which was distributed by American Public Television to all PBS stations in 2015."These connections are really integral to the social lives of today's kids," says Caroline Knorr, parenting editor for Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization that helps families navigate the world of media and technology. That's because of the "Children's Online Privacy Protection Act," which limits companies from collecting personal information about kids under 13." Some kids younger than 13 dodge those age limits by faking their birth date and setting up an account, whether their parents know it or not. She recommends that when you buy your child a cell phone, one of the conditions is that she can't get a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account until age 13 and you approve it.
Even if your child’s already taken a standardized test like this, there’s no harm in taking it again.