“A digital community. That is where we are living now,” says Dina Alexander, founder and president of the nonprofit Educate and Empower Kids. So how can we teach our kids to be honest, productive, and safe in this community?
In the video “What Parents Need to Know About Their Kids and Social Media” Dina offers her advice and reminds us why it’s most important that we as parents model good behavior.
When it comes to monitoring our kids on social media, Dina recommends being prayerful about it every day. “Ask Heavenly Father what to do. I’ve done all this research, all this studying—I go around to speak to parents—but almost every single time that something has gone amiss, it has been the Spirit that has told me. It has not been me monitoring or filtering. It has been the Spirit,” she says.
This video is part of the video series Gospel Solutions for Families, which offers practical, relevant tips for raising children in faith. Host Amy Iverson brings together General Auxiliary Leaders and experts to talk about tough topics parents are dealing with today, and how living gospel principles can help with the everyday challenges and opportunities of family life. You can subscribe to the podcast at MormonChannel.org, the Mormon Channel app, or iTunes.
Also, read the article “Making Good Family Media Choices.”