Social media can be a great tool to stay connected with friends and family.
However, it can also expose children to great danger.
“So we tell kids (to) be careful what you send out there because it becomes a digital footprint,” Corpus Christi Independent School District police officer Andrea Bucher said. “We’re able to extract some of these photos and messages that help us solve our cases,”
Bucher provided parents with several examples of social media sites that every parent should know about during a symposium at T.G. Allen Elementary on Friday.
These apps include Snapchat, Twitter and dating sites like Tinder.
Lupe Cantu is a father of six.
Cantu says there are so many apps that he is not familiar with, so when it comes to letting his children have cell phones he says, no.
“Actually I don’t buy them phones because they message too much on Facebook and there’s just too many problems on Facebook,” he said.
Officers say there are many ways parents can supervise their child’s social media use.
These include researching different apps, knowing their child’s passwords, and even deleting the app if it’s unsuitable for them.
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