In her newly revised and updated  book, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, author Rachel Simmons suggests five conversation starters for parents to use to get their daughters to open up about social media use.  “Opening lines” and areas ripe for discussion include:

1.  What’s your favorite thing to do online or on your phone?

2. Would your friendships be better or worse without technology? Easier or harder?

3. Do you think people act online the same way they act in real life? Why are people more inclined to be rude or mean online?

4. Technology can bring friends closer together. Can it also make you more insecure in your friendships?

5. Are there ever misunderstandings caused by technology?

Click the link below to read Rachel’s Blog and learn more valuable discussion tips for talking to your daughter about technology: