This article on Business Week’s parenting site (working parents-and Facebook for preteens) resonated with us on several levels as the description of the challenges facing the parents of pre-teens were an exact list of the concerns and thoughts that some of our LBP staff have been struggling with!
Its a brave new world and teaching our kids to walk on “internet streets” is as important as teaching them to cross the street safely in our own neighborhoods. Hopefully this is a useful analogy, but a scary one at the same time. Especially for those parents that don’t have many online skills and whose children are so far ahead of them on the social media front. Be safe and learn enough to teach them the rules of the road so they’ll have the tools to cross the street safely…even when you’re not walking right next to them.