In the early days of social media, sites were free to post anything they wanted and people were free not to.
Today, the Internet is saturated with fake news and content that is both dangerous and misleading.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that parents should be careful of misleading content on social media.
In a recent report, the AAP noted that the rise of misinformation is an issue that affects everyone.
“We see this issue not just in the United States but across the globe,” the report says.
“It is not just about people, but it is about organizations that are serving people, including communities, that are doing a poor job at understanding how to best educate their community.”
For many, the most common reason for not using social media is to avoid online harassment, and many have found that social media platforms are no better than offline outlets.
In fact, a 2016 Pew study found that only 37 percent of American adults are using social platforms to discuss their issues.
In many cases, the social platforms have turned out to be an ineffective tool for combating false information.
The AAP recommends that parents learn how to use platforms to combat misinformation before they even begin.
Here are some things you can do to make sure your child is protected from harmful information online.
First, make sure to check the site for spam.
Spam is not necessarily a good thing.
The problem with spam is that it creates a false sense of security.
If you do not check a site for content before clicking on it, then it will likely show up on your browser’s cache.
As a result, it can potentially lead to the spread of misinformation and potentially lead you to believe you have found a trustworthy source of information.
Some websites even allow you to delete a website that you do find to be spam.
The danger is that if you are not careful, you may end up sharing misinformation that is not true.
If your child has ever been harassed or threatened online, the best course of action is to stay away from that particular site.
If they are not afraid to ask a parent for help, they may not need to do that.
Second, check the information before sharing it.
If a site is not only showing up on the cache, but actually being updated, then that site may be in violation of the AAP’s Guidelines for Children.
The guidelines specify that a site should only be updated if it is an accurate representation of current information and information from reliable sources.
For example, the site may say that a doctor is in the hospital and that the doctor is alive.
However, a reliable source such as the New York Times article on the doctor’s death could show that the patient died in a car accident.
Third, keep your child safe.
If the site you are sharing information about has a high likelihood of spreading misinformation, then make sure you ask your child to review it and verify its accuracy.
In addition, check out what the company you are talking to does with regard to the content that it is sharing.
If there is no official verification from the company, then you can trust the information that they are sharing.
Fourth, consider the site’s age.
As the American Academy noted in their 2016 report, children can be influenced by false information online in different ways.
The most common form of this is through the media they consume.
For some children, the media that they consume is news.
For others, it is social media or games, and for still others, videos.
Children are able to filter information to focus on important aspects and avoid the content they do not like.
It is important for parents to consider the content you are providing and how it is presented.
For instance, you can’t just post a video of your child playing a video game without considering whether it is accurate, whether it promotes safe play, and whether the video contains graphic images.
You can ask your kids to verify that the content is the information they want to be able to trust.
For more tips, visit the American College of Pediatrics website.