Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter requires you to be at least 13 years old, but again and again young children are accessing these sites with false information. The same thing with predators, they can falsify information in order to trick children they are the same age. You have to keep track of what your kids are doing online and whom they’re talking to.
With the age of the selfie, sexting is very much a thing, where young people are photographing themselves naked and sending these photographs and videos to others. Many times, these pictures run the risk of going viral or land in the hands of pedophiles, which is a huge risk that they’re taking. There have been many cases of young people getting bullied when these photographs go viral in school as well.
It’s important to let your children know of these dangers and that most importantly, that they can come to you. You are their parent, the voice of authority, but you are also someone that they can confide in and they can come to you when they have questions or have a problem.