With four kids of varying ages at home, Today host Carson Daly and his wife Siri are navigating parenting phases with babies, tweens, and everything in-between. However, the dad of 11-year-old Jackson, 8-year-old Etta, 6-year-old London, and 10-month-old Goldie most recently shared a tip for parents of older kids who are using social media and playing phone games: download everything your kid is using and learn how the apps work yourself.
"Everything my kids are playing, I actually download and play it," he said on Today. "My wife thinks I'm crazy, whether it's Roblox or Among Us or all these popular games. TikTok, Snapchat, I want to see it as a parent with my own eyes so I see what they're navigating through."
This tip is one many parents may not be implementing themselves, but can be added as part of a larger social media parenting strategy that includes setting boundaries for your kid's usage as well as talking to them often about internet safety and the effects of social media.