(Posted by Matt Baron/Inside Edge PR, Community Contributor) Whether you are an adult or teen, navigating the ever-changing social media landscape can be confounding.While it's easy to post an image and a snappy statement, it's not always the wise thing to do-and can result in negative consequences.Observing peers doing these behaviors influences your own behaviors.
If you pick up your kid's phone, scan through the pictures and texts and you don't see anything raising a red flag, then you can probably give a little more latitude.Author Carrie Goldman will come to Oak Park and River Forest High School on Wednesday, November 8th to present "Sex, Drugs & Snapchat!" The free, interactive workshop is intended for parents as well as 6th graders and older.Have good discussions about what's happening in the digital world and what's happening in the "real world."One of the big problems is kids have a false sense of security in trusting their own friends.Lots of kids have what they call their "fake" Instagram account, for their "good friends." They think, `I can share more here; this is my crew.' The problem is they still lose control of those images, and they have put their most vulnerable information out there, and it gets out.