Dallas, TX — Richland Community College — The days of note taking, and actually participating in class are long gone, as students are too busy listening to their iPods in class and now even checking their Facebook’s or Myspace’s during class time. In recent times 52% of 1000 children between the ages of 13 and 17 were proven to be spending valuable class time browsing the internet or their Facebook, or other social networking sites. While Facebook does have its advantages, such as keeping in touch with loved ones and friends easily, it has some disadvantages. Besides lack of security, there is also a new concern of how much time kids are actually spending on these social networking sites during school, and even worse late at night when you are asleep.
Parents can do many things to monitor, their child’s use of Facebook and the internet overall. Here are a couple of tips:
- Keep the main computer in the living room- not in their room.
- Give them a set time a day to use the computer, especially the internet.
- Keep an eye on what they are doing on Facebook.
- Make sure they keep their electronic devices at home while going to school to avoid disruptions.
- Keep Parental controls on internet
By: Ali Qamar – Staff Reporter – WiredPRNews.com | Press Release Distribution Service Online News Wire