Social Media and Kids: Some Benefits, Some Worries

The new AAP guidelines include recommendations for pediatricians to help families navigate the social media landscape, including:

Advise parents to talk to children and adolescents about their online use.

Advise parents to work on their own "participation gap" in their homes by becoming better educated about the many technologies their children are using.

Discuss with parents the importance of supervising online activities via active participation and communication, not just via monitoring software.

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