Social Media Apps For Parents
How to deal with your child and technology
- First, establish agreed-upon time for access to social media in a given day, like after homework and chores are complete, and reclaim family dinners. 1 1/2 hours a day is VERY generous and there can be NO negotiation.
- Next, you need to come up with social media access areas in your home and this should only be in public areas, not in bedrooms or areas where parents can’t monitor their children.
- Last, you need to have access to all social media, including passwords, this will help with trust-building and, frankly, parental education.
Allows parents to manage their children’s activity from any location or device. With Qustodio, you can set limits on your children’s device time, limit their web activity and participation on social networks, and you can block suspicious activity and get instant alerts. The online dashboard will show parents how their children are using the Internet, social networks, applications, and what they’re searching for. Click here for more information about Qustodio.
Allows parents to see exactly what their kids are posting and tweeting. Mama Bear acts as a mirror image of your child’s device so you can see exactly what they’re up to on social media. You’ll be able to see what photos they’re uploading, and even texts their sending and receiving because Mama Bear will send you message notifications alerting you to your child’s activity. There’s also a cool feature with Mama Bear that tracks your child’s location so you always know where they’re at! Click here for more information about Mama Bear.