Do you know what your teenager is up to online?

Social media surviving their online worldIn a survey of 13 – 18 year olds:

• 60% said they had been asked for a sexual image or video of themselves
• 40% said they had created an image or video of themselves
• 25% said they had sent an image or video of themselves to someone else.
• 29% of UK children aged 9-16 years old said they had contact online with someone they have not met face to face
• 4% of UK 9-16 year olds have gone to an offline meeting with someone they first met online.

My ‘Surviving teenagers, social media and their online world’ workshop will deal with these issues and is on 31 March in Ruishton Village Hall, 7 PM-9 PM, you can book your place by clicking on this link. Cost is £10 per person.

This session will cover:
• Helping you get to grips with what your teenager is doing online
• Give you the confidence to stay in control of your teenager’s digital life
• Give you tools to help you

Here are some fascinating more facts (McAfee Survey 2013):
46% of 10-23-year-old said they would change their online behaviour if they knew their parents were watching

58% know how to hide what they do from their parents
48% have seen sexually explicit content that disturb them
27% have witnessed cruel behaviour – only 9% of parents were aware of this

As parents, we really need to know what our children are doing online.

For more fascinating facts click here and go to the NSPCC website

About Ruth James

I am a mum with 3 daughters who runs workshops for parents of teenagers. In 2019 I launched the Taunton Parenting Cafe and will be developing new and innovative workshops to support and encourage parents of children from 9yrs+
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