To monitor or not to monitor? For younger kids with social media accounts (which is not recommended by the way), monitoring is a must. For teens, however, the answer should be one that you and your teen agree on.
There’s great technology (like the Bark App and NetNanny.com) that lets parents monitor their kid’s accounts and be alerted when suspicious activity happens. The downside is that teens don’t always like the idea of being monitored due to perceived lack of privacy and trust, which sometimes leads them to create secret accounts. If your teen is active on social media, here’s what The Cool Aunt recommends: