Children today are growing up with technology, not growing into it like previous generations. Social media platforms are becoming more central to every aspect of our lives, from how we stay in touch with friends/family to how we engage with businesses. The constant refreshing of our social media feeds can have both a positive and negative impact. According to Common Sense Media, "Teens say social media strengthens their relationships but also distracts them from an in-person connection."
Statistics show that parents and educators have concerns about the internet and social media's negative consequences. Below are some resources parents and students can explore to learn how to use technology and the internet in healthy and productive ways.
Balance in the Digital Age
Control Your Phone. Don't Let It Control You.
Technology Addiction: Explore Questions by Age
What Parents Need to Know About Social Media and Anxiety
What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction