With back-to-school season in full swing, parents nationwide are revisiting basic safety precautions with their teens and tweens. This year, Social Sentinel urges parents to include social media safety in these important conversations, especially since – according to a recent Pew Research Center study – 76 percent of all American teens use social media, with 71 percent using Facebook, 52 percent using Instagram and 41 percent using Snapchat. One-third of American teens also use Twitter.

“Conversations about social media are never easy because kids often view posts as casual and delete-able,” said Gary Margolis, president and CEO of Social Sentinel. “Parents need to help their children make smart decisions about what and where they post, explain the potential risks linked with oversharing and encourage their children to speak up if they run across concerning content.”  Read the complete press release here:  Social Sentinel’s Five Tips.