Circles of Consent
Activity: Access to social media is a privilege, and so is access to YOU. Teach your tween the power of consent. Help them figure out who they will allow into their online lives.
Talk with your kids about their Circles of Consent. People in the rings closest to your child are those with whom your child can safely start interacting online. We call this the Trusted Team. As your child starts to show growing mastery of the Thumbs Down skills, you can start to increase their independence and speak with them about enlarging their Circles of Consent. It is also an easy way to figure out people with whom online interactions should NOT occur.
Note: The inspiration for the Circles of Consent comes from @seerutkchawla