When you send your child off to school, you’re entrusting their care to educators; you also have the expectation that schools are safe havens. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you’ve got backup when it comes to your child’s online and real-life safety? Let’s take a look at the interconnectedness of social media and education.
Teachers are encouraged to utilize social media in their classrooms and, I would argue, play an important role in teaching our children responsible digital citizenship. Pew Research Center reports that 92 percent of teens go online daily, and of those teens with internet access, 96 percent of them utilize social media. The rise in smartphone ownership among students contributes to the rise in social media use, and technology now allows that information to be used to protect them.
Parental control software, such as Net Nanny, provides a dashboard for parents to review their child’s interactions on