We believe that online communities can be a source of friendship, camaraderie, and belonging. At Discord, we spent some of our best teen years online talking with friends and playing games.
Many of us are parents ourselves now, so we know how difficult it can be to navigate our teens' digital lives. To have safe, engaging, and positive experiences online, it’s important for our teens to understand how Discord and other online platforms work, and how to use them appropriately.
Online safety is about more than just which app your teen uses. Making sure they are able to think critically about their behavior online, the content they encounter, and how they interact with others will go a long way in keeping them safe.
To help you in these conversations, we asked parents at Discord to share a few tips they use with their own teens.
Many online safety experts provide resources for parents to navigate their kids’ online lives.
ConnectSafely published their Parent’s Guide to Discord which gives a holistic overview of how your teen uses Discord, our safety settings, and ways to start conversations with your teen about their safety.
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