Social Media Policy for Babysitters

Setting social media boundaries for a babysitter is not something most parents think to do. Most don’t even consider the fact that a cell phone would be present when watching your kids, despite the prevalence of smartphones everywhere.

And living in the digital age means that you need a social media checklist, in addition to emergency contacts, for your babysitter.

4 Reasons Why You Need a Social Media Policy for Your Babysitter

  1. For Your Child's Safety
    Keeping your child safe is your #1 priority - whether you're at home watching them or not. Even if you have a trusted babysitter, it's still smart to incorporate a social media policy to make sure no dangerous situations like exposure to online predators, sexting, cyberbullying or stranger danger arise.
     
  2. For Your Babysitter's Safety
    Even if your babysitter is trained and responsible, there are still situations that could arise that could open them to unsafe situations. Keep in mind that while your babysitter is there to keep your kids safe, it's also your job to make sure they stay safe while in your home.
     
  3. For Your Peace of Mind
    If it's been a while since your last date night out with your partner, the last thing you want to do is worry about your child's safety. By setting up a social media policy for your babysitter, you can minimize any potential issues that may arise.
     
  4. For Consistency
    Instituting screen time rules for your house only works if they are consistently enforced. By ensuring that your babysitter is part of this household policy, you can keep arguments and bad behavior to a minimum.

 This printable policy includes:

  • An overview of what your expectations are for your babysitter
  • Detailed information about which social media platforms are allowed to be used
  • If and when cell phone use is able to be used
  • Wi-Fi password information
  • Screen time limitations
  • A reminder that photos of our kids should not be posted or tagged on social media
  • Emergency contact information

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