When Paris Brown was appointed the Kent youth police and crime commissioner at 17, she didn’t realise that offensive tweets she’d sent out a couple of years earlier would come back and haunt her.
Her updates, which were considered both homophobic and racist, meant that Paris was not only forced to quit the £15,000 a year role, but was also investigated by police.
More and more companies now look at Facebook profiles and Twitter feeds of future employees to make sure they are right for them, so it’s really important to teach your teenager how use social networks responsibly.
Safety is also a major issue. Just because your child is older now, doesn’t mean they don’t still need protecting.
These eight tips will help your teen stay safe, while still allowing them to have fun!