During my daily read, I found a wonderful site that gives tons of information about keeping teens, parents, and professionals safe on-line. One video that was extremely informative was the, “Popular App Guide for Parents and Teachers.” It is worth looking at from beginning to end as it is eye-opening.
Off course you can find something unsafe about many social media apps. The Safe Smart Social site attempts to explain to those that aren’t so familiar with social media, the way social media apps can be positive, and how to look out for those innocent appearing apps, that can be used for negative behavior. Below is the video from Safe Smart Social that is definitely worth sharing.
There is a lot of other great information on the Safe Smart Social site. How will you use this information? Are there other comments you could make about these apps. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
The guide “Facebook for School Counselors,” has been recently released and it attempts to deal with educating counselors on how to teach and advise students regarding appropriate Facebook use. This guide should be discussed with students and address the penalties one could face if they are found to use Facebook as a tool to bully, post inappropriate photos and or videos. This guide gives the links and numbers that people can contact if they want to report inappropriate behavior. Social Workers can definitely use this as a teaching tool for both parent and students. This guide can be used to begin a discussion on the successful use of social media. Follow the link below for a copy of the guide and other interesting statistical articles.