Discussing your child’s cancer over social media

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If you’re a parent, you may be wondering how to talk about your child’s cancer over social media. The Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) has created a factsheet to help you carefully use social media websites and emails to share and discuss your child’s cancer information.

On the website it says:

“Responsible use of social media by parents and, more so, teenagers, is critical to safeguard your family’s privacy regarding personal information and information about
your child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment. There are potential risks and dangers that may not be apparent at present but may prove harmful later on in your child’s life.”

The article offers tips and suggestions based on advice from  Microsoft’s safe blogging guidelines, RCH social media policy and other reputable websites. Read more here.

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