The variety and constantly changing nature of online social networking can be overwhelming to anyone; this is especially true for parents because they are responsible for ensuring the safety of their children.
There are benefits to online social networking: your child can connect with their classmates, learn more about their community, and even join great causes around the world. However, there are also potential challenges that every parent must prepare for.
By early-school age, children have a stronger sense of right and wrong and develop greater capacity for friendship and teamwork. They understand time and will start to actively plan ahead for activities that interest them like a play date with a favorite friend or the details of their birthday party.