Common Sense Media recently wrote a helpful and actionable article for parents titled 11 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About. The article shares how parents can identify less obvious red flags like anonymity, location tracking, ads and in-app purchases on social media.
The best way for you to avoid your child using potentially dangerous apps is to enact the 7-Day Rule developed by Protect Young Eyes. When your child asks for a new app, consider testing the app yourself for seven days. The Common Sense Media article will help you know what to look for and will offer helpful tips as you determine the risks involved for your child.