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If you're a parent of a school aged child, it's likely that you've heard about the latest craze in video games, "Fortnite."
If you don't know what exactly "digital civility" means, you're not alone.
Parents of teens probably knew this already, but the Pew Research Center just confirmed it for everybody: YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are US 13-17 year-olds' top social media picks now - at 85%, 72% and 69%, respectively.
As kids continue to enjoy their last month of summer, their use of social media, video games, and Internet activity may reach its peak.
High school can be an overwhelming experience for your teens. Between school and extracurriculars, it is easy for younger generations to forget about the state of their digital footprint, especially now as summer vacations are beginning. As many of your teens enjoy their time off from school, it is important to remind them to maintain a positive online reputations, especially around the time that the college application process begins.
Let’s face it, our kids are using the internet whether or not we want them to. A decade ago, parents and teachers tried to restrict internet access, believing they’d succeed. However, internet availability is too widespread that our kids are extremely tech-savvy now. It’s best to meet them halfway – give in gracefully, but with a mutually acceptable set of rules and modes to help them use the internet positively.
Taking a break from social media can be a way to relax a bit and think more, and for some families it is also a way to enforce general household rules.
These are trying times online.News stories proliferate about bad behavior such as cyberbullying, doxing, swatting and online harassment. From fake news to hacking to online trolls, the Internet has never seemed so concerning.