We all want to keep our kids safe from harm when they are using the internet. But if you are a parent that is not computer or internet savvy, you may be wondering where to start. And there is no need to feel embarrassed, as there are many parents who don’t use a computer on a regular basis. If you are a parent and want to know more about the programs your kids are using while they are online, there are a few things you need to be aware of. One of these is social media, and it is important, because social media has become a way for millions of kids to interact with each other online.
Social media, or social networking sites are those that allow friends to connect with each other via tools such as blogs, email, photos and a profile. Facebook is a well-known social networking site, according to The Internet Safety Guide. Should a child create a profile on a social networking site, they can then use it to share their photos and opinions about things, post comments on what their friends share, and talk to their friends via real-time chat and messaging. The important thing to know about social media sites is that viruses and other forms of malware can spread quickly, and so it`s important to protect your computer with an anti-virus program.