5 Ways to Control a Facebook Wild Child – The Wired Homeschool

If your children are online using Facebook after midnight, not only are they losing sleep but they’re also at greater risk of being cyber-bullied.

23% of children (age 10-15) are online after midnight and that means they’re using social media when they’re tired and their judgment is impaired.

There are some simple things you can do to prevent this from happening:

1. Remove all gadgets and computers from their bedroom. When your child turns in for the night make them give you their device.

2. Enable time limits on computers. Windows and MacOS both have parental control features that allow you to configure times when an account cannot login.

3. Review your child’s online activity. An occasional spot-check of your child’s phone and social media accounts will help you find any after-hours activity.

4. Reset your child’s account password. This is rather extreme but sometimes necessary. You reset their account password and they must have you login for them.

5. Use filtering and monitoring software. Software like Covenant Eyes, NetNanny, and SafeEyes will go a long way in curbing a child’s late night surfing.


via Zone Alarm

What do you do to monitor your child’s online activity?

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