Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and new apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards. Also, check out these 10 apps that can help you monitor your child online.
1. Teens and their experiences on social media
1. Teens and their experiences on social media | Pew Research Center
Online multiplayer games, like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Clash of Clans and The Sims are also important social media spaces for young people. And gaming chat sites are popular ways for young people to connect with others who share their particular gaming interests. Many social media platforms have age restrictions. For example, to have a Facebook or Instagram account you need to be 13 years old. Children and teenagers use social media to have fun , make and maintain friendships, share interests, explore identities and develop relationships with family.
Teens, Social Media, and Privacy
Social media has given teens the ability to instantly connect with others and share their lives through photos, videos and status updates. Teens themselves describe these platforms as a key tool for connecting and maintaining relationships, being creative, and learning more about the world. But they also must contend with more negative aspects of social media use, such as drama and bullying or feeling pressure to present themselves in a certain way. Relatively few teens — around one-in-ten — say they share things related to their personal problems or their religious or political beliefs on social media.
With so many phone and computer apps on the market, and new ones popping up every day, it can be difficult to keep track of which apps our kids are using. Here are the most popular apps for teens right now, along with what you need to know about each app. What apps are your teens really using? What parents worry about: Apps that allow anonymous texting can lead to poor choices and cyberbullying. What parents worry about: Live video apps can raise concerns about privacy and the potential for inappropriate content and interaction with predators.