Social Networking refers to sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, or other online communities.
These sites are extremely popular among adolescent and teens as a means to posting information about themselves and their lives. They often post pictures, status updates of where they are and what they are doing, and who their friends are.
Like any other internet activity, use of these sites should be monitored carefully as they present many safety issues in regards to child predators or bullies.
You would not hesitate to keep your child safe in the "community" in which you live, and an online community should be no different.
CommonSenseMedia-social networking tips for parents and teens.
Kentucky Safe Schools.org-social networking resources and tips.
OnGuardOnline-safety tips and information for using social networking sites
Kentucky Attorney General-offers tips and advice on cybersafety
Chat Room Safety Tips-advice for being safe in a chat room or instant messaging
Parents' Guides to Instagram from ConnectSafely.org
Parents' Guide to Snapchat from ConnectSafely.org
Parents' Guide to Ask.fm from ConnectSafely.org