The Dark Side Of Kids On Social Media

    This past week, I received an email from my sons' Principal alerting parents to an incident that occurred at the school with cyber bullying that was done on Instagram by some of the older students.  He proceeded to say that the student who had engaged in the bullying would be suspended and he advised parents to be more vigilant about their children's social media interactions.  I have to admit that I was really not surprised to receive this email.     Not too long ago, I had a conversation with my 9 year old son where he shared with me that some of his classmates have Instagram and Facebook accounts.  Although I am active on most social media platforms and I recognize their importance with regards to networking and business, I am strongly against allowing children younger than high school age to have social media accounts.  I don't think that most kids this age possess the maturity to disseminate through all of the positive and negative images and comments that are posted on these … [Read more...]