If the idea of your child being thrown to the wolves of Snapchat or TikTok or whatever-the-kids-are-on-these-days has you up at night, you’re not alone. Just a few short years ago, parents could still keep their kids away from social media if they chose to, or at least delay participation until they were closer to adulthood. That feels less possible now. Social media is part of our kids’ world. And even if your tween isn’t yet on social media, they’re still connected online and sharing messages and photos with friends via text or messaging apps. Middle school, when kids are still reasonably compliant with their parents’ guidance (LOL), is a great time to help your child build the smarts to stay safe out there.