It’s hard to imagine a world without social media. There is no denying that social media has become a huge part of human life and culture. Social media is a great way to keep in contact with people you care about, hear latest news, find about events in your areas and even help you to find a job. But as we know everything in this world has two sides, one is bright and another is dark. Like there is a dark side of social media too. In a world where it is easy to share our private information with people we didn’t intend to share with. This is especially scary when thinking about your teens. Being a teen or a parent of teen is difficult enough, but social media can make it even scarier.
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A recent study by the American Academy of Social Media, found that using social media is among the most common activities for today’s children and young adult. According to their study 22 percent of teenagers logging into their favourite social media sites more than 10 times a day. Here we defined social media as social media websites such as Facebook, Instagram; gaming sites such as Club Penguin; video sites such as You Tube; blogs and apps such as Snapchat. This study also found that social media use by teens had both positive and negative effects on their emotional and social growth. Parents in one hand want to respect the boundaries of their teens, they want to give their growing child a freedom to make and learn from their own mistakes. But when it comes to online safety, social media has its own unique set of problems for teenagers.
These days, it is a very important topic among the parents. “How to protect your growing children from social media?”
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Let’s be honest, almost every parent have their own social media accounts. But not every parent involved in social media, that why it is more hard for them to because they aren’t raised on social media. Parents should make sure that their children are using social media in positive ways.
During a session in Bethel Elementary School in Simpsonville, Rock Flyod showed some videos to small crowd of parents which shows that how quickly and easy it is to find information about young people online. Cyber Crime Department explained to parents that they used make arrests daily, capturing predators that used the internet to target teens. A lot of times they find a lot pictures come from internet, that some from facebook and other social media sites, that pictures might look innocent to you when you post them but there are so many predators how can misuse your pictures. Mostly all teenagers use so many other social media accounts. Some of the parents will surprised to know that their children have a social media accounts on the sites from which they are not familiar.
Here is a list of some of the most popular social media networking sites used by teenagers:
And many more…..
What parents can do to keep their teens safe on social media?
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