Social Media Tips for Parents

  • Teach your child the importance of online safety and online dangers
  • Monitor your child’s online activity, who his/her friends are and his/her privacy settings
  • Create household rules for social media and enforce them
  • Urge children to avoid free giveaways and online quizzes
  • Make sure your child chooses a strong password
  • Limit online and mobile device usage
  • Be a good example online
  • Report suspicious online activity in your area or neighborhood to 574-LMPD

Other Information

Common Sense Media - Social Media Usage Questions

Parenting Magazine's 13 Tips for Monitoring Kids’ Social Media

The Washington Post's Six (6) Tips to Keep your Kids Safe on Social Media

American Academy of Pediatrics' Talking to Kids and Teens About Social Media and Sexting

Kids.gov's Six (6) Tips For Keeping Teens Safe On Social Media