“What can my children watch?”
Fortunately there are good recommendations for good videos. Here are some good lists to begin with:
“The better safeguard”
Ultimately, parental guidance at younger ages is important. Parents should try to watch with kids so that they can guide and explain to them. The more children learn from trusted parents, the more they are ready to have the necessary understanding to judge other videos.
This journey will work well even into the teenage years!
What Do I Need To Know About These Changes?
- As long as the social media companies use our information to earn profits, we will never be able to decide how these information will be used.
- Policies will change (like what happened with Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook & Gmail) because these companies try new and different ways to use the data to earn profits.
Why Do Others Want Our Information and Pictures?
- Social Media companies sell advertisements for profit. How well they send and place advertisements depend on how much information they collect from user posts, photos, our ‘likes’ and how we click.
- All of these information are valuable to the social media companies but they may be embarrassing to us or even harmful if they are leaked to others.
What Can We Do?
Golden Rule #1 – Always Post Carefully on Social Media
If there is anything you will not say to other people, do not post these on social media. This is because we never know how these will show up later.
Golden Rule #2 – Treat All Claims of Data-Safety With Care
Even if new Apps or Social Media claim to keep our information safely (such as Snapchat), do not post any sensitive information. There have already been too many cases of policy changes on social media!