When your teen goes online, what sites does she visit and what does she do on them?The internet is responsible for making information accessible in ways that previous generations could never have imagined. Social networking has replaced the telephone as a teenager’s preferred method of communication. Online videos may yet become the preference over television for young viewers.The internet is also a place where people can say anything, be anyone and where knowing the difference between fact and fiction can be challenging for teens.
It’s always advisable for parents to stay on top of their teen’s online activities. This can be difficult if parents don’t know how to navigate the online universe. This article will explore teen internet use, give useful information about drugs and parenting and highlight ways in which parents can watch out for their kids’ well being.
Teens will be teens, both online or off
The Internet is how most teens communicate with the world today. Most teens have Facebook, Twitter or other social media accounts and will be very active on them.
Typically, teenagers use the Internet to be teenagers. Besides communicating, teens generally use the Internet to get information on their interests, films, buy books, clothing, music or get information about weight loss and health and fitness.
Teens can find information about drugs online
While the internet is a largely useful resource, a teenager can also discover an unlimited amount of information about drugs online. It’s therefore important that your teen’s internet use be monitored.