In the busy and fast-paced world that we live in, social media can help us to stay connected with those that we care about. It also presents new opportunities and it’s likely that these will only just grow as the technology evolves. However, it also brings challenges along the way about how we use social media responsibly.
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Children, as well as adults, are slowly becoming addicted which is affecting both their mental and physical health. There are many more concerns about social media and lessons to teach children. Below are some that were put together by a private school in Farnham Common.
The great thing about social media is that you can share moments, funny things and how you’re feeling within a few clicks. It’s just as easily accessible for anyone else on the internet and is important to review. They can create offence and even put sensitive information out there for strangers to view which is why we recommend that children reserve their right to privacy and utilise the settings features available to do so.
Not only does it protect such information from falling into the wrong hands but also their future as it’s becoming more and more likely for employers to perform background checks using social media on employees who will be representing their company. This should be checked from time to time and something that is recommended for everyone to do.
Another thing is screen time. Social media is purposefully designed to keep you on there for as long as possible. It’s no wonder that the platforms are so addictive. It can pose a real challenge for both children and parents as prolonged periods of use can affect mental help and lead to procrastination. If, like other parents, screen time is something that you’re working to cut down, you will be glad to know that there are app restrictions that you can put in place to set how long your child is allowed to use them for.
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