Activity: Work with your child 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 some concrete strategies to deal with Problematic Posts. Make it fun – see if you can create an acronym together! For example, teach your child “CHAT”:
Change the topic
Hold up, guys! (Your child can be the one to Speak Up if they are on their friends’ Trusted Team!)
Ask your Trusted Team if you aren’t sure what to do
Take it offline