No personal accounts on social networks before the age of 13 (see the US COPPA law on the protection of minors' data). Insist that this does not become an exclusive activity.
On the other hand, to ensure the quality of his sleep and facilitate the sleep of your child, doctors recommend to stop any digital activity at least 1 hour before going to bed.
It is also advisable not to leave a lit screen near the bed at night and to systematically put tablet and smartphone in "airplane" mode to avoid being awakened by message alerts.
According to Béatrice Copper-Royer, clinical psychologist specializing in childhood, social media are not areas of lawlessness. Teach him to pay attention to what he publishes because he may regret it when he is bigger: what is online the rest forever.
Remind him that modesty and courtesy are the order of the day. Attention also to the exchange of images subject to copyright, or even the publication of "stolen" photos. Remember that as a parent or legal guardian, you would be held responsible for your offenses and subject to penalties
Set up his profile on social networks, so that only his friends see his publications, and he keeps control of what he shares.
Teach him the importance of the concept of e-reputation and privacy so that it pays attention. Warn him that one can try to recover his personal data via social networks, and share with him some good reflexes: always use nicks, do not disclose personal information during a conversation, in contests, polls and online surveys, disable the geolocation option.
Advise him to remain cautious, not to take everything for cash and especially, not to accept an appointment proposed by a stranger met on a social network (regimentation, pedophilia).
These tools allow you to ensure that dubious content (spam, phishing) or inappropriate for the age of your child (i.e violence, pornography) does not arise during his navigation, he does not get his data hacked. Keep in mind that each device needs special protection and that Wi-Fi can be accessed from home or the mobile network.
Know that it is now possible from a social network to shop online. To avoid overruns, encourage him to regularly check his consumption from the app Orange and me (free), especially when traveling or calling abroad, and keep an eye on its use of games or paid apps . If needed, activate free ceiling or blocking options for your premium customer service, including premium Internet +, SMS +, MMS +, and an app purchase blocking code.
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