When it comes to social media expectations and boundaries for your kid, try setting agreements, not rules: both parties will win! Agreements empower you and your kid to set appropriate expectations for their social media usage together. Rules are dictated by parents and your child must abide by your standards. And with social media, agreements may prove to be a better route.
TIP: Start early. Through personal experience and in talking to other parents, the earlier you set an an agreement the better. Everyone is on the same page and when there is a random “phone check”, you will have fewer eye rolls and sighs.
If you are looking for a place to start with a social media agreement, we’ve developed this agreement for you.