Social media websites do not do enough to provide parents with the resources needed to monitor their child’s activities. Anything could happen to children on these sites, ranging from solicitation from strange individuals to cyberbullying.
Many critics in the media and online blogs cannot seem to find a solution to the threats facing minors on these sites, but there are effective changes that can be made. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram need to find a way to give parents access to their child’s statuses. This would help keep parents enfranchised in what is going on in their child’s social life. Some web tools have been invented to allow parents access to their child’s status updates, like KwickLook.com, but web tools like this are relatively unknown to the public. These popular social media sites need to come up with their own solution to these problems. It is their social responsibility.