Jack Maynard and Laura Lee are two examples of what can happen when your old social media posts can re-surface. Unfortunately, there are many more cases of people losing out on business opportunities because of their old social media posts. Children and Teenagers often don’t think of the consequences of their words before posting online. Many employers look at applicants’ social media pages when hiring new staff. What you have posted on your account will effect job opportunities in the future.
Children are too immature to understand the consequences of what they post online. They might think that what they post is harmless, funny or irrelevant. But it can destroy their career prospects in the future. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure their children are mature enough to use social media sites, and understand the consequences of posting on the internet.
Our advice to parents dealing with children online is to monitor their internet usage, restrict and block sites when necessary, and limit time spent online. It is important to speak to your child about social media, and how their posts can effect their future. We advise parents to make decisions about what apps and websites their child has access to, and how often they use these sites. With iKydz, you can choose what sites your child has access to, when they can access it and for how long they can use it. iKydz can be used on multiple devices, including mobile phones, laptops, xbox, tablet etc.