Team Up! Tip of the Week: Kids and Social Media Use

Oct. 8, 2021 – With the recent news about Instagram’s negative effects on teens, you might be worried about the risks of your own kids’ media use on their self-esteem and body image. Social media’s constant stream of “picture perfect” lives can feed negative comparisons. Simply being aware of what your kids are doing, what kinds of experiences they’re having, and how they feel about their interactions can go a long way toward protecting your kid. And if your child is asking to use social media, but you aren’t sure if they are ready, these questions and tips might help.

This week’s tip comes from Connected Schools at Common Sense – the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all kids thrive in a world of media and technology.

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