What are some of the negative effects of social media on children?
Social media can affect the mental health of teens. Levels of contentment can decrease and their likelihood of getting into trouble or being depressed increases as usage goes up. (Rideout, 2010)
Teens who use Facebook tend to be more narcissistic, antisocial and agressive (Rosen, 2011)
Many young online users are lured by online sexual predators. (Ybarra, 2007)
Many children are heavily infuenced by powerful advertising they see on social media sites.
Like anything else, social media should be used in moderation. Time spend on social media is time away from studies.
Protect your family and kids from inappropriate content and websites with complete parental controls.
Block unwanted sites and content. Keep your family safe!