It’s not easy, parents, but talk to your kids about social media dangers

It’s not easy, parents, but talk to your kids about social media dangers

Almost all adolescents in the present day have entry to smartphones, and with new social media apps popping out each day, it’s typically onerous for folks to maintain up. Social media is ever-evolving such that floor guidelines for these cyber exchanges haven’t been established. Too typically, social media apps land teenagers in harmful and compromising situations. As pediatricians, we tackle these conditions all too typically. Teenagers are impressionable and impulsive and wish steerage in navigate this territory. And although social media isn’t a world the place dad and mom are sometimes welcome, it’s essential for folks to speak with their kids concerning the apps they’re utilizing and defend themselves. Teenagers have to know that no matter what they share and which app they’re utilizing, photographs and messages might attain a bigger viewers than they anticipate. Dad and mom, please have this essential, although tough, dialog along with your teenagers.