Social Media – Some Kids Start Too Young

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This blog report will discuss the issue of the very young singing onto social media sites.Many parents know that 13 years is the minimum age for most social media sites but they don't understand why. There are 2 major…

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Some Risks of Children and Adolescents Using Social Media

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This series of posts discuss those risks and benefits. This information comes directly from the report.Researchers have proposed a new phenomenon called “Facebook depression,” defined as depression that develops when preteens and teenagers spend a great deal of time on…

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Benefits of Social Media Use by Youngsters

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discussed the benefits and risks of youngsters using social media: Middle and high school students are using social media to connect with one another on homework and group projects. For example, Facebook and similar social media programs allow students to gather outside of class to collaborate and exchange ideas…

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Youngsters and Social Media Use – 2

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This series of posts discuss those risks and benefits. This information comes directly from the report.Cyberbullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person. It is the most common online risk for…

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Youngsters and Social Media Use – 1

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This series of posts will discuss those positives and negatives. This report comes directly from the report from Pediatrics.Social media sites allow teens to accomplish online many of the tasks that are important to them offline: staying connected with…

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Social Media Among Kids and Families

This post is the first in a series on social media. The content comes directly from a land-mark article in the journal Pediatrics, a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Engaging in various forms of social media is a routine activity that research has shown to benefit children and adolescents by enhancing communication, social connection,…

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