If you’re a parent of a pre-teen or teen, you probably have already seen your kids rush to answer that text, IM or Tweet or Facebook message. For many in the Google generation, checking Facebook for messages is more important than checking email. In fact, Facebook has automatically issued everyone a @facebook.com email address in hopes to solidify its top of mind and centrality in online communications between friends and associates.
It’s more important that ever for parents to understand what’s at stake and what’s to gain by appreciating and even jumping into social media if you haven’t already. You’re read about online safety before here. But beyond safety, is there anything else to gain by embracing social media as a parent?
Recently, Peter Gowesky of TheSaltLick.tv interviewed me on the subject. Take a looksie here and come back to chime in with your own thoughts.
If you’re a parent, have you friended your kids on Facebook or Twitter? Why have you personally engaged with your kids using social media? Or why have you avoided embracing it to date?