February 25, 2014 (Tampa, Fla.) – Parents can now set clear boundaries for their children’s online activity thanks to iMOM.com, a parenting web site that covers parenting resources for toddlers to teens. With more than 7.5 million kids under the age of 13 actively used Facebook, the demand for social media contracts has increased dramatically.
“Parents are looking for ways to help their children use social media wisely,” says iMOM Director, Susan Merrill. “Our Social Media Contract for Kids spells out what a child must do before setting up an account, what they’re allowed to share online, and the consequences for breaking the agreement.”
The Social Media Contract for Kids also serves as an excellent starting point when parents talk with their children about the potential dangers of social networking. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recognized the need for this conversation, stating in its research that “because of their limited capacity for self-regulation and susceptibility to peer pressure, children and adolescents are at some risk as they navigate and experiment with social media.”
Merrill says iMOM’s Social Media Contract can also be used with teenagers. “We want parents to know that even if their children are already on social networking sites, it’s not too late to set up boundaries.”
iMOM.com created the Social Media Contract for Kids after thousands of parents downloaded its printable Teen Driving Contract, and its Driving Under the Influence Contract for teenagers.
“Our mission at iMOM is to serve, encourage and support moms,” Merrill said. “These contracts are one of the ways we fulfill our mission.”
iMOM strives to help mothers raise their children – ages newborn to teenager – to grow in wisdom and stature, and find favor with all those with whom they come in contact. iMOM has more than 100,000 followers on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information on iMOM, visit www.imom.com.
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