From vlogging to Snapchatting to ghosting, it can feel like our kids are talking a different language. So learn it! Familiarise yourself with their social media apps, the jargon they throw around, the games they play and the YouTubers that they follow. That way, you'll know more about the risks and potential problems they might encounter. The NSPCC's NetAware site (www.net-aware.org.uk) is a great place to start: it's got information on everything from Facebook to Flipagram.
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