Preparing Tweens to Join Social Media with Sonya and Sacha
On today’s episode of The Middle School Years Podcast, I’m laughing it up with the amazing Sonya Karris and Sacha Kaluri of the Sonya and Sacha duo. We chatted for over an hour but the conversation was so rich and engaging that it went by in a blink. They are sharing their vast experience and wisdom with us on preparing tweens to jump on the social media wagon.
Sonya and Sacha are super passionate about helping young adults and their parents address the tough conversations.
Mama, if you’re like me you’ve probably asked yourself, “What age should I let my kid sign up for social media accounts?” Well, Sonya and Sacha break it down and gives the full breakdown of the legal ages for the top social media sites that our tweens are using.
- Snapchat – 13
- Skype – 18
- Twitter – 13
- Youtube – 13
I love that their advice is to delay social media interaction as long as possible because it puts you and your kid into a totally new world. They also share that as parents we need to get familiar with the social media language such as “like”, “share”, “follow”. They also tell us that as parents we need to understand the connection between the accumulation of “likes” and follows” and what that means for our kid’s self-esteem.
As parents, we have to constantly refresh our social media knowledge. It’s another part-time job for moms.
Sacha also breaks down the things we need to talk about with our kids before we let them loose on social media:
- Online predators
- How to behave online
- What kind of personal information to share online
- Likes and shares and popularity
There’s so many juicy tips, ideas, and perspective in this episode. You really want to listen to this episode with the hilarious Sonya and Sacha.
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Sonya Karras and Sacha Kaluri two of Australia’s most sought after motivational speakers. Speaking to more than 200 school groups, parents, corporate companies, government agencies and not for profit organisations each year for the past 17 years. They are the Directors of the Australian Teenage Expo, their country’s largest youth educational event.
Co-creators and presenters of The Sonya and Sacha Show on national TV (Channel 31 around Australia) and they have a Radio show too (88.3 Southern Fm). Social commentators and columnists to the Herald Sun newspaper. Authors of a parenting book about young people “The Two Worlds Of Your Teenager”. (Being released on the 1st of August) Finally for two years running they are the official Australian Ambassadors for the United Nations New York Womens Entrepreneurship Day.
- The hot new social media apps for tweens
- Sonya and Sacha’s recommendation on when to expose your preteens to social media
- Things parents need to do before setting up social media accounts for tweens
- The age to start looking at letting your kid set up social media accounts
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