Alex Merton-McCann McAfee’s Cybermum in Australia, Alex, is a mother of four boys aged 9 to 16, who juggles ...
After reading some of the results from the Secret Life of Teens research study, the online safety conversations have been happening thick and fast at our house.
But I have to be honest – my boys are pushing back!
Dr Justin Coulson, parenting expert, has the answer. He believes that our teenagers’ stage of neurological development means the more dictatorial our approach, the more enticing the forbidden fruit (in this case, the Internet). So, my boys feel like I am boxing them in!
So, how can we keep our kids safe online, without them thinking we are cramping their style and sending them into a spin?
Here are a few ideas:
1. Get Involved In Your Teen’s Online World
2. Communication Is Key
3. Establish Rules Together
So make yourself a cup of tea and get online now. You owe it to your kids!
Till next time
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