Secret Life of a Sixth Grader

This is an interesting article written from the perspective of a parent, who discovers her son’s thriving life online through Instagram, a photo sharing service.

When my son was sleeping, I was checking the text messages and followed the Instagram updates — after all, this wasn’t really sneaking if my son maintained a public profile. But what could I say? Should I tell him that I am monitoring his moves? Was my looking at text messages the same as reading a diary? Was I violating my son’s privacy and simply making too much of this?

Here are some tips we’ve compiled for parents and families.

Thanks to Mrs. Bachmann who forwarded me this article!