Parenting: Help kids navigate perks, pitfalls of social media


The social landscape of today looks very different from when we were kids, largely because of social media. We the parents need to educate ourselves and stay closely connected to our kids to help them navigate the perks and pitfalls of the social web.

According to a report by Common Sense Media, 75 percent of American teenagers have profiles on social networking sites.

It’s no wonder. Kids today are born into a digital social culture, leaving fingerprints in cyberspace while they are still in utero through posts by family and family friends.

Research shows that 92 percent of kids in America have an online presence before the age of two because of their parents’ posting habits, which includes an average of nearly 1,000 photos posted online before the child turns five.

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