Social Networking – How much is OK for your kids?

Social Networking sites for kids – Good or Bad?

Sharing good news with friends is normal human behaviour, and the freedom to comment on everything feels exhilarating. Furthermore, these sites allow kids to stay in touch, socialise, boost creativity and develop technical skills.

However, experts warn that online socialisation may replace real-life experiences because of its convenience. Baroness Greenfield, an Oxford University neuroscientist and director of the Royal Institution, is concerned too much social networking will rewire the children’s brains and make it more difficult for them to communicate effectively face to face.

However, experts warn that online socialisation may replace real-life experiences because of its convenience. Baroness Greenfield, an Oxford University neuroscientist and director of the Royal Institution, is concerned too much social networking will rewire the children’s brains and make it more difficult for them to communicate effectively face to face.

According to one recent poll, 22% of teens log on to social media sites more than 10 times a day; and more than half of adolescents log on more than once a day.

“Some young people find the lure of social media difficult to resist, which can interfere with homework, sleep, and physical activity,” says Gwenn Schurgin O’Keefe, MD. ….

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