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Is your teenager really safe online?

Like their counterparts around the world, Sri Lankan teenagers spend hours online on various social media platforms. Teenagers’ online usage habits have become a bone of contention with their parents, who naturally worry about their teenager’s safety online.

Online Safety is an important conversation that you can share with your teenage kids, where both parents and teenagers have roles to play.

For parents, it’s a good idea to set limits for teenagers on how much time they can spend online – not least because there’s a lot of good fun activity that’s important to their development, like sports, music and play.

But even with their online limits agreed, you still have to be sure that it’s time spent well and viewing content that’s interesting, engaging and most importantly, safe.

Tips from Facebook’s Parent’s portal on ensuring your teenager’s online safety can be accessed here: https://www.facebook.com/safety/parents/tips.

Here are some steps you can take to ensure your teenager’s online experiences are positive ones and to help you have that conversation: