Internet Safety / Bullying Info for Parents / Guardians

According to a new study from Pew Research Center. More than half (56%) of teens — defined in this report as those ages 13 to 17 — go online several times a day, and 12% report once-a-day use. Just 6% of teens report going online weekly, and 2% go online less often. A majority of teens — 71% — report using more than one social network site out of the seven platform options they were asked about. Among the 22% of teens who only use one site, 66% use Facebook, 13% use Google+, 13% use Instagram and 3% use Snapchat.

Many cell phone service providers have child filter apps. There are also a number of third-party apps the are available. Remember, if you pay the bill, you are the person who controls the access your child has.  Contact your carrier to learn about your options.