Sep 20, 2019
This week I talk to my wife Tricia and daughter Caroline to
get two different perspectives on kids using social media. If you
are a parent and don't know what a Finsta is, or what TikTok/VSCO
are, or how monitoring SnapChat / social media works, this is the
podcast for you! Social media with kids is a catch 22 - if they are
not on it they miss out on a lot of their peer socialization, if
they are on it there are at least as many risks and downsides as
upsides. We talk about the platforms, usage, abuse, and how to try
to get a handle on it as parents (including tools to do so).
OurPact - the tool we use ($8/month) for controlling access to
apps and screen time. There's a locator app too but Google Maps
with location sharing is pretty much the same IMO.
Bark - for monitoring social media, we have not tried it but
have heard about it ($9/month). One caveat - SnapChat private
messages and private stories are not monitored. The only way to get
at those is with jailbreaking or rooting your kids devices, as far
as I can tell.