I get emails notifying me of TV shows or websites often but this one I thought was relevant to my readership. CBS is airing a series on the secret lives of teens (on the web). They will talk about the dilemma of how parents deal with monitoring their teens on the web, and the issues of stalkers having access to teens online. Listed below is the info on the series.
If anyone has input on how they monitor their teens (or tweens) on the internet, please comment on this post. I implemented internet controls so my pre-tween son only has access to the sites I allow him to (at home). But what if he visits his friends houses and they DON’T have internet controls? And he is still at an age where they use the web to visit sites that have fun games or see videos on You Tube. Pre-tween kids don’t seem to have an interest in social networking online.
For tweens and teens, I have heard that online social networking becomes a big part of their lives. So my next question would be how can parents respectfully monitor their teen’s interaction on social networking sites? Especially when some may think it is "creepy" for parents to "friend" their children online….
CBS News with Katie Couric: "THE SECRET LIVES OF TEENS"
Here is the TV schedule:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 , PART 1:
DILEMMA FOR PARENTS: Parents of a teenage girl show us how they spy on their daughter. Are they doing the right thing?
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, PART 2:
A TEEN’S PERSPECTIVE: DOES THE SOFTWARE WORK? How do teens feel about parents watching their every move on the web? We talk to one teen about it and explore ways to evade the blocks and monitors parents put on teens’ computers to protect them from internet dangers.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 , PART 3:
STALKING: We speak with a small town police officer who’s trying to keep track of stalkers….a seemingly impossible task. We’ll also take a look at how easy it is for strangers to access personal information….even your location.