Tips for supporting your teenager
Teenagers are using social media almost all of the time. That's what it seems like anyway! It can be hard to support your teenager if you don't know where to start. If you’d like to understand more about social media, head to our page on social media and teenagers. You might also like to chat to other parents in the forums and hear about strategies that they’ve used to support their teenager.
Otherwise, below you’ll find things you can try that can help your teenager safely use social media.
Why do young people use social media?
ReachOut discussed social media FAQs with a young person and parent for Safer Internet Day.
Should I be worried my teen is making friends online?
With your teen spending so much time online, they're probably meeting and making new friends.
Help your teen manage their social media usage
Here are some practical ways to help your teen develop good social media habits.
What they wish you knew about social media
Learn about the ins and outs of talking to your teenager on social media.
Encourage positive online behaviour
Learn how to model positive online behaviour and teach your teenager to do the same.
Look after your privacy and stay safe online
Learn how to manage privacy and identity online and help your teenager stay safe on social media.
Stay up-to-date with social media
Learn how to stay on top of current social media trends and their privacy settings.