You’ve established rules for your tween for when he or she’s at home, school or a friend’s house, but you also need to set clear rules for when your child is online. If you haven’t yet, don’t worry. But do take the time to jot down the guidelines your tween must follow for when he or she is on the Internet, or engaged in texting or other forms of social media. The contract below should help you establish rules and behavior for both you and your tween, so that healthy habits are established from the beginning. Be sure to edit or add to the document as necessary for your specific situation or family challenges.

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