Activity: Work with your tween to come up with concrete ways to handle a group text that becomes problematic.
How will your child remember what to do when a text chain becomes mean-spirited or is clearly in violation of a school’s code of conduct or digital use policy? Help them come up with a concrete plan to deal with Problematic Posts. Make it fun – see if you can create an acronym together! For example, teach your tween CHAT:
Change the topic
Hold up, guys! (point out that things have become mean-spirited)
Ask the Trusted Team if you aren’t sure what to do
Take it offline