As an adult, you know to be careful about what information you post online. You know not to share your financial information or social security numbers with strangers.
Make sure your kids know the rules and understand the reasons behind them. Even seemingly innocuous information, like vacation pictures, can let criminals know when your house is empty.
Some information, like a funny picture of your cat in the snow, is safe to share with everyone. Other stuff, like vacation plans, is fine to share with family and close friends. And some things are best not shared online at all.
The recommended minimum age for children to have their own social media accounts is 13.