Hernandez’s daughter Madelyn is one of the 80 percent of teens online using social networking sites.
Just more than half of that number also have accounts on more than one site, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Facebook, with 1 billion users, is still the most popular social network.
However, with parents also on Facebook, many teens are looking for other places to build their identities and communicate with friends.
Remember, people often make out they are something different online than who they are in real life, and they may not be the age or even the gender they say they are.
Whether it’s video, text or photo that you’re sending, it’s best to think twice about what you share digitally.
However, we feel that these apps are the “lesser of three evils” as they can be used to help a student (14 years of age) shine online to impress colleges and future employers.
When used wisely with our social media formula, these apps will help your students adjust their Google results to create a portfolio of positive online accomplishments.
As well as adult dating sites, there are also plenty of teen-only sites too.
Many have messaging and video chat functions, so it’s even more important to be aware of what you’re sharing, particularly on video chat.In an age when many parents worry about their teens spending time on social networks, Peggy Hernandez said she trusts her 16-year-old daughter.