Pinterest is an online bulletin board that allows users to share photos and themes of events, hobbies, and other interests. For example, users can post and share recipes, art work, photos, clothing designs, gardening tips etc.
While mostly used by adults, Pintrest can easily be used by teens. Like with many social networking sites the majority of the activity on Pintrest is legal and can be positive. Children can connect with friends and meet other teens with the same interests. However, users of the site can be exposed to adult themes shared by other users. In addition, children may not be aware that they are putting themselves in danger by giving out too much personal information and communicating with people they first met online. Social networking sites incorporate instant messaging, chatrooms, profiles, pictures, E-mail, and blogging all in one site. Any person who accesses these sites can easily contact your child and teen through the site.