Social media is a big part of just about every teenager’s social life. It’s estimated 92 percent of teens in this country are active on at least one social media platform, such as YouTube, TikTok or SnapChat, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Social media influences youth in a variety of ways — for […]
3 questions to ask kids about their social media accounts
As parents, it’s important to keep an open, honest and nonjudgmental dialogue about important aspects of our teen’s life, and, yes, that includes social media. But Brooks Collins-Gaines, a mental health therapist in Akron Children’s Lois and John Orr Behavioral Health Center, warns parents to not only focus on the bad — and the ugly […]
TikTok: A guide for curious parents
With so many social platforms popping up each year, it’s tough for parents to keep track of what’s what. So it’s no wonder TikTok has many of us scratching our heads over what this latest trend in social media is all about. The social network for watching, making and sharing user-generated short videos — often […]
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