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Social media is one of the more popular ways we communicate with others. Not surprisingly, kids also use these platforms to stay in touch with friends and relatives. Also, they choose baby food containers for their siblings, they choose a wardrobe … This is so widespread that 73% of teens from ages 12 to 17 use a social media site and more than 5 million kids under the age of 10 have Facebook.
Social media does offer many benefits. It can help your children develop networking skills, which are essential to their development. Stressing the importance of networking early in life can help them see the benefit of establishing connections that could help them educationally and professionally as they grow older.
Here are some of the ways parents can strike a balance while also having continuous conversations about social media use.