Common Sense Media has a helpful article on the various new apps and websites that teens are using, how they’re using it, and what you as a parent can do to ensure your child is being safe online with each of them. From fairly well-known apps like Snapchat to anonymous question sites and cringepics, teens and tweens are using technology in ways that might surprise their parents.
“Kids often are the first to discover the latest and greatest thing, whether it’s a download from the app store or a cool online trend—but, just as they must sit through algebra and world history, they need to learn how to use these tools safely and responsibly.”
The article covers Apple’s Spotlight search, impersonation, anonymous question sites, sub-tweeting and sub-booking, social surveillance, and more. Read the whole article here.