Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely.
Encourage your child to think about the language they use online, and to think before posting pictures and videos, or altering photos posted by someone else.
Let your kids know that it's wrong to create sites, pages, or posts that seem to come from someone else, like a teacher, a classmate, or someone they made up.
Tell your kids why it's important to keep some things — about themselves, family members, and friends — to themselves.
Employers, college admissions officers, coaches, teachers, and the police may view your child's posts.
Even if you delete the information from a site, you have little control over older versions that may exist on other people's computers and may circulate online.
His point being that community is what people crave, and local community allows people to connect in a way that a disjointed, chaotic or simply programmed (24 hours of music but no talk.) does not.