Social network good for teen?

It's now commonplace for teenagers, even school-aged children, to have social network accounts. Nine out of 10 children from upper middle classes have the accounts!

Is social network good or bad for them?

There's a good side and a bad side!

Let's take a look on the bright side first. For shy children, social networks help them express their feelings and emotions rather than talking. Social networks are also able to present social relationships healthily.

It's an important step in adolescence.

Social networks can teach teenagers for empathy, the ability to understand other people's feelings. Indeed, the empathy is limited to digital. Although it's in the digital level, it turns out that the good nature has been able to overflow into the real world.

So, what's the downside? It turns out that social networking increases narcissistic, aggressive levels and traits associated with mental health, such as schizophrenia and depression.

Another negative is that online social network can reduce teenagers' quality and knowledge. Children who frequently access social networks on a computer have low retentions of what they read.

There's a suggestion that can be heard by the parents: If you're secretly watching your children's social networks, it's just a waste of time. Believe me. Your children will find solutions within a few minutes.

It's better if you talk about technology in accordance with their ages and establish mutual trusts, so that when there's a problem, whether they're disturbed by friends or seeing incompliant images, they'll talk to you.

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