King poses the question, 'Is this the way we should handle with youth suicide?
'Mr Leitch told Daily Mail Australia the handling of how to deal with youth suicide is a topic that is hotly debated in New Zealand.'For those of us facing this sad issue in our schools, we try to do our very best for our students, our families and our community.
Of course, if they’re under the age minimum it’s always better that they’re honest with you about using an app or site, rather than doing it behind your back. Tips for setting up social media accounts Most social media organisations have a safety centre with tools for staying safe online.
Take a look at the safety centres of the apps or websites your child uses, and teach them how to use the tools available.
This will be different depending on the age of your child, and what you feel comfortable with. Explore the websites and apps your child uses to improve your knowledge, and take the time to read terms and conditions.
As young people begin to spend more time online, it’s important that parents start to teach them how to stay safe. For example, how long they should spend online, what apps and social media sites you’d like them to use and what is appropriate content to view. You need to understand the technology to better understand the challenges that young people face online.In 16 hours the post gathered more than 1,200 reactions, 220 shares and gained nearly 400 comments.A representative from the Ministry of Education told Daily Mail Australia the high school was automatically offered help, however they had refused assistance.This includes sharing their location – some apps allow you to share your current location with friends, or publicly. Not everything is as it seems It can seem like common knowledge to adults, but sometimes kids don’t understand that people are not always who they say they are online.Talk to them about friending or communicating with people they don’t know offline.