comments 03.10.2008 Paul Shuteyev @ Email Marketing News

Blogging Teens or “3 Things Parents Need to Tell Their Blogging Teens”


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So, your teen wants to be published and has chosen blogging as his media? Not a bad choice, many adults blog – myself included. Blogging is an entertaining and educational hobby. But, there are pitfalls your teen may not be aware of that you’ll need to let him/her know. Here is what to say:

  • Personal information about yourself and others needs to remain private. This not only includes your address and phone number, so that the child predators don’t get any ideas, but the secret your best friend shared with you yesterday is also off-limits.
  • Blog posts can come back to haunt you. Blogs are open for the entire world to read and the posts are going to be there for a very long time. So, not only are your high school teachers able to read it, but the information may be available to the college admissions officer who will be doing a background check on you in a couple of years. To people who don’t know you, you are what you write. Be picky about what goes in your blog.
  • Keep your password to yourself. Don’t allow anyone else to post on your blog. Log all the way out of the service when you are done. You do not want anyone posing as you and posting gossip or negative comments.

You may also want to remind your teen that you are part of the public that is capable of reading his/her blog. While you trust that he/she will be able to follow these simple requests, his/her safety is your number one responsibility.

Blogging Teens or “3 Things Parents Need to Tell Their Blogging Teens”
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Written by: Paul Shuteyev

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Responses (10) on "Blogging Teens or “3 Things Parents Need to Tell Their Blogging Teens”"

  1. Should tell me teen-daughter ’bout this article, thanks!

  2. You say it like it’s real danger xDDD nah, man, let’s be serious, it’s the same problem as making pizza on the Moon. I mean it’s not a problem at all xDDD maybe a humor…

  3. Not like making a joke of it, and I can honestly tell you – it’s not a joke when kids or teens are easy to be found in WWW. Any kinds of criminals can use it…. :/

  4. as for me, this also refers to social networks like MuySpace or Facebook. Too many persoanl info can be found there… right?

  5. 2 Birdman:

    Yes, actually MySpace and Facebook are “full” of personal info. And that’s danegrous too.

  6. Told my daughter ’bout this article. First she told me I’m teaching her how to live, but then agreed with all dangers written here. Thanks!

  7. That’s so nice you liked this article, hope it helped you and your kids!

  8. Teen budget? Teen blogs? What’s the matter? 😀 You’re dad now or what?

  9. What are you talking about, man, no I’m not father, just want to write aticles for all ages :)

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    Thank you for your sharing!