However, social media certainly has its complications and dangers. To help, we encourage you to check out these resources:
Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids
Guide: Social Networking Advice for Parents
Outlines and provides general advice for the "key issues" of all social networks: privacy settings, over-sharing, "friending" strangers, and the ease of anonymous bullying and harassment.
Facebook, Instagram, and Social Media
Common Sense Media provides a variety of articles, videos, and even allows questions to be posted and answered. There is content concerning specific age groups, specific sites, and more.
Province III Youth Ministry Network Guidelines
PIII guidelines on a number of social media topics, including photo tagging, parental involvement in youth ministry social networks, and appropriate times to use electronic forms of communication with youth.
The Diocese is interested in supporting you as you navigate the waters of social media with your youth. If you have any further questions, you may fill out this form to contact the Office of Youth Ministry.