We know teens aren't that into Facebook anymore. Now we have some fairly stunning data from iStrategyLabs to back that up.
The data doesn't look at who's leaving Facebook just at who's on Facebook and these numbers indicate that adoption rates
As parents, we need to ask ourselves whether we're posting photos for our children or for ourselves. And if you're posting it for yourself, wait a little bit before pressing the "share" button so you can really think about if it's in your child's best interest.
"We can't determine a clear cause and effect, but kids become the messages they get the most," said Jim Taylor, author of
While these are great strides taken in attempt to stop cyberbullying, parents themselves need to learn to spot the signs of a child that is being harassed.
Here's a shocker for some. By two important measures, teens are safer online now than they were before the advent of social media. The good news comes at a time when the majority of American youth are using social media, most notably Facebook.
We need a new set of parenting best practices to help keep our children safer; teach them when, where, and how to post what kind of information; instruct them when to sense risk or danger; and show them what to do about it.
With school around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the type of digital home you want to have and inch towards a more healthy one.