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Why should I monitor the photos my child posts online?

Shawn Edgington
Pediatrics
As a parent, protecting your teenager's online image is one of the most important (and difficult) jobs you have. Remember all of the crazy things you did as a teen without giving a thought about what you were doing? Thank goodness our every move wasn't documented on the Internet for everyone to see like it is today, with cameras and videos on every cell phone recording every moment.

Unfortunately, most of our children's missteps can be easily splashed across the Internet by their friends or by their own naivety and lack of maturity. They'll need to learn that anything posted on the Internet will remain there for everyone to see.

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