If your teen is chatting on social media with a stranger, you should have no problem stopping the chat.
Here’s how to prevent the chat from going too far.
The safest place for a conversation is the chat room.
You can’t keep kids away from their chat room if they’re using it.
Your child should be able to leave the chat area without getting a response.
When you’re ready to chat with them, check in with them on the main chat room or on your phone.
Ask them to take a moment to look at your profile and the other chat rooms they’re participating in.
Then ask them if they want to chat in the other room.
If your child is using a different chat room, you can tell them that the other conversation will continue to happen on the other tab of the chat page, but the main one will be the chatroom you’ve chosen.
Your child should also know the names of the other people who are participating in the chat, so they know what you’re talking about.
As soon as your child asks to stop, tell them to check the other person’s profile.
If they don’t answer right away, you’re probably not going to hear back.
So make sure your child isn’t going to be chatting away for too long, too.
Tip: Keep a close eye on your chat history.
Make sure your children are following the rules of the social network.
You want them to be respectful and not be rude.