Social media is a huge part of young people’s lives today, and understandably that can cause stress and worry for parents. We often worry about our children’s physical safety online, their psychological well-being and their seeming need to remain ‘plugged in’ to feel good. From cyber-bullying to sexts and the prevalence of pornography online, your child faces many potential issues online that can affect their emotional well-being.
In Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media, Anne McCormack provides an easy five-step guide to supporting your child to stay safe and mentally healthy on social media, focusing on:
Understanding your child’s psychological development
Developing an internal confidence source
Developing and maintaining secure attachment
Managing difficult emotions in a way that is safe
Knowing how to cope and stay safe if a crisis erupts online
Using case studies and straightforward language, Anne McCormack demonstrates how to support our young people as they build resilience and mental fitness for the social media world. Keeping Your Child Safe on Social Media is for parents, teachers, youth workers and others involved in the lives of young people.