4 Tips for Summer Fun with Social Media

Jul 11, 2014 9:15 PM ET

As many schools are out for the year and families are headed for that beach vacation or family visit, I know many kids will be on the road with their phones in tow.  Here are 4 things to think about and share with your kids before you head out.   

  • Tell them where you’ve been, not where you are:  Have fun and snap lots of pics with your phone to share with friends and family, but think about posting them after you return.  It’s wise to not advertise that you’re away or tell the world exactly where you are.  Also, consider turning off the geo-location tagging on your phone’s camera. You can do this in the privacy settings of a phone.  No need to turn it off for all apps (like Google maps, for example), but by turning it off for the camera, you will not attach the specific location information of where your photos were taken.  Lastly, consider how you talk about your adventures – you can be enthusiastic without boasting.

Read more on the Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and Families blog here