9 Reasons Not to Let Your Kids Get on Social Networking Sites ...

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Parents letting their kids on social networking sites doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal anymore.

In fact, your average kid over the age of 10 probably has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest account, among others.

While there are a few advantages to letting your children have social connections via the web, there are actually more disadvantages when you pause to think about it.

Here are 9 reasons not to let your kids on social networking sites for you and your spouse to consider together.

1. Stalkers and Shady Characters

The number one reason not to let your kids on social networking sites is because of stalkers and shady characters.

Besides the option to receive personal messages on nearly every social platform in the cyber world, stalkers may also gain access to personal info if they hack into your child’s Facebook account.

Another thing to consider is the GPS tracking that Facebook offers, especially when you “check-in” at certain locations.

2. Mature Content

There is no doubt that you won’t be able to shelter your child from mature content if you allow him or her on social networking sites.

Even if your child doesn’t follow celebrities or bands who post and share mature content, other kids or adults can share things that just aren’t good for little eyes to see.

Even the ads on Facebook alone nowadays can be enough to make my jaw drop!

3. Unsavory Influences

When your child is exposed to continuous status updates, photos, and YouTube videos that promote things that go against what you are trying to teach at home, how much influence do you think you will have in your child’s life?

Peer pressure is a strong thing, and with social media comes a very large deal of peer pressure, especially for very young children with tender minds who are still trying to find their own way in the world.

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