A recent Guarding article has highlighted the issue of young girls posting explicit pictures of themselves on Facebook to attract older gang members.  For a lot of parents you might question what has this got to do with me, as gang culture is not prevalent around me?  However do you really know what your children are up to on Facebook and have you made sure your kids know what is and isn’t appropriate to post?

One tip is to make sure you know what your child’s password is for Facebook and every now and then logon to double check what’s going on.  Just the knowledge that you might logon at some point can make a child spend that little bit of extra time thinking about what they are posting.

Above all, talk to you kids and make sure they know to come and talk to you if they ever come across anything they are concerned about.