“We are raising our kids in a world unlike anything we knew growing up. Technology is changing at lightning speed, and it is so important that we have some kind of a game plan for how we are going to deal with it. As overwhelming as it can be, this is NOT the time to stick our heads in the sand.”
I agree 100% with Monica when she says we need a game plan when it comes to our kids and technology. Unfortunately, new apps, sites, and videos are being created so fast that keeping up with the ever changing social media landscape is almost impossible.
For example, I thought “Tinder” was a dating site for adults……
“New York magazine’s The Cut website described the Tinder crowd as “single people who hang out at bars,” and it’s become known for facilitating hookups and last-minute dates among those in their 20s and 30s. To enter a bar, however, you usually have to be 21; the age of admission to Tinder is just 13—”
As of 2015, there were at least 1 million kids ages 13-17 using the app. But parents not need worry about their children (sarcasm) because Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s vice president of global communications and branding, says that unless kids are lying about their age, they will only be connecting with other minors. Evidently, they want to “keep kids safe.”
Well a big thank you to Rosette Pambakian for working so hard to keep our kids safe (lots more sarcasm) because I know teenagers don’t lie about their ages on social media just like they don’t carry fake id’s to get into bars.
HA! AS IF!
All I can say is hold on tight to Monica’s Seven Steps that might Save your Kid, because while online dating sites profess the benefit of “meeting people”, this disturbing infographic below, by Hilary Smith, shows what is happening with teens and Tinder…..