A 2010 study conducted by the internet security firm AVG revealed that over 90% of children in the U. S. have a digital presence by age two. Parents are eager to share information about their child’s birth, birthday parties, and accomplishments. They also share information that might be embarrassing to the child or detail episodes of negative behavior. A recent article in the APA Monitor (July/August 2017) provides common-sense guidelines for parents to consider before posting about their children.
To learn more, visit: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/07-08/social-media.aspx
Julie T. Steck, Ph.D., HSPP
CRG/Children’s Resource Group
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