Social Media Essay

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As parents, we strive day in and day out to provide healthy meals, drive our kids to soccer practice, cheer at the games; attend parent-teacher meetings at school and teach them to say “no” to drugs and other bad habits. While we are busy covering all the basics of being a good parent, we can be far too oblivious of the effects the social media is having on children.

Kids today are as technologically connected as anyone on the planet has ever been. They have access to social media like Facebook and Twitter and they can be able to chat in real time with their friend who are a thousand miles away. Various reports suggest that about eighty-three
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* Consider allowing siblings to share a phone they can “checks out” from mom or dad. * Create family-determined “unplugged” hours when children can participate in other activities such as outdoor games, reading, talking, playing together, etc.
Social media has a tremendous effect on us today, but with parental participation and kids’ cooperation, the effects can be positive for everyone. The Negative Effects of Social Media to Teenagers
Do you have a teenager? Do you police their use of social media or limit how much time they spend on social sites? We are pleased to provide this guest post by Agnes Embile Jimenez, a blogger that does work with The Family Compass.
The Negative Effects of Social Media to Teenagers
Whether we choose to admit it or not, social media may produce a plethora of negative effects on teenagers today. With the Internet and smart phone, they have constant access to social media networks. Although many parents dismiss their teenager's issues as part of the adolescent stage, they need to accept the fact that their teens may be going through more than they let on. Here are a few of the possible adverse effects that social media may cause on teens.

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