Today’s children grow up in the world much different than the world their parents grew up in.
I used WhatsApp so I have few groups with all of my school friends.I use Instagram browser.I use,like WhatsApp,normal message,Skype and Google.
Experts say the need to be in constant contact through social mediacan have an adverse impact on those unprepared for potential emotional stress.
According to a new report by the Children’s Commissioner for England,the pressure to be accepted measured by the number of likes can be harmful.
Well，I’d like schools to have compulsory digital literacy classes during year 6 and year 7 as children move from primary school into secondary school.Schools have been very good about teaching children about safety online but less so about the emotional challenges.
The worst side effect on emotionally unstable children is suicide which among teens in the U.S. rose sharply between 2010 and 2015,although the relation with social media has not been scientifically confirmed.
Researchers note that another side effect of spending a lot of time online is sleep deprivation.
Social media often insists that their users must be over 13, but it is too easy to get around it.
They need to go further and they need to do more.Of course parents need to have a role here as well by talking to their children making sure they understand well before age 13 what the dangerous issues and benefits of being online are.
But many parents do not know what to do saying they also need training.
We didn’t have anything like that when we were growing up.Parents really don’t get much help often，unless these in the industry themselves，and so we are sort of a bit out on a limb.
The researchers say one of the best ways to counter internet addiction is encouraging children to be more active in sports.
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