A LIBRARY OF FAQS FOR PARENTS
During my visits to school districts around the country, I am frequently asked about new social media apps and related technology issues. Not surprisingly, the same questions pop up time and again; parents throughout the country share many of the same worries and concerns about the ways in which their children use technology. They also struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology that teens use to hide or disguise their online activities. In an effort to help level the playing field, I am creating a library of FAQs dealing with different aspects of child technology use. My primary focus will be on the risks and concerns raised by specific social media platforms, but I will also include information about categories of behavior (i.e., “sexting”) and tech terminology (i.e., “hashtags” and “text acronyms”).I will be adding to this list periodically (hopefully a topic per week). If there are any specific topics you would like me to cover, please contact me with your suggestion(s).