Would you believe that more than 6 million kids under the age of 17 have a blog without their parental consent? As a mother, I, too, am shocked to even think for a second that my child would do something without telling me! Sense the sarcasm there? But before you go off the deep end telling your youngster why he should never do things without your knowledge and grounding him for weeks on end, consider that blogging for kids may actually have far more advantages than disadvantages.
Children, just like adults, have many emotions inside of them. Often, children do not have anyone they trust or feel comfortable enough talking to about these things. Built up inside, emotions can cause a whirlwind of problems now and later down the line. Through a blog your child has an outlet in which to express himself in a way that he chooses, often with positive words of encouragement to follow. Even if it isn’t blogging about personal things, your child can certainly enhance their knowledge, social skills and writing skills through a blog about the things that they love.
There will always be naysayers and critics. These people seem to have one goal in life, and that is to bring others down. In the virtual world they are called trolls. No matter what you call them, your child’s blog may actually experience the ugly people in the world if a troll happens upon their words. While we don’t want to see our children hurt in any manner whatsoever, this can actually benefit your child in that they can learn that there will always be people out there with something negative to say no matter what they do. It can help your child learn how to better deal with such people with their head held high and all of their pride in full tact.
Blogging is very popular these days and it seems that everyone has their own. One reason that so many people have lifted their eyes to blogging is due to the earnings potential that it offers. Bloggers have the chance to earn a steady stream of income through their blog, and those who are lucky, far more. Your child has that very same chance with his or her blog, and nothing could be more exciting than making your own money as a teen.
Sure, your child should have told you they had a blog, but is it really that bad?