Social Media has help kids develop emotional bonds, their own identities, and an ability to communicate and work well with others. Kids that spend a lot of time on social media sites are not the least well adjusted but they have researched that they are the psychologically healthiest. Although, kids offline relationships are the same as their online relationships, it all depends on the kid. Social media is not completely good or bad, its all about the way you choose to use it.
Parents of well adjusted teens may worry regarding the way their teens behave on social media, although its likely to be positive behavior. Most parents have rules regarding their children about how much time they can spend on it. Adolescents are largely using social networking sites to keep intouch with their friends not so much to be in conversations with strangers. Adolescents between the age of 8 to 18 spend an average of 7 ½ hours a day using any kind of electronic device. Children get cyberbullied online by mean comments or text messages.
The majority of kids use it in a way that is safe and not going to jeopardize their wellbeing. Interacting on sites such as Facebook and Myspace are safe and non harmful from strangers. Although sites that are made for adults may be dangerous for kids who access those sites. Kids that are shy and not very social may have a hard time communicating and working well with others but social media has proven to help develop those skills and facetoface contact that they may need later on. Social media
has helped kid express themselves showing and exploring their interests. Knowing and having a trusting relationship with your child can help your child with any problems they may have online and/or offline. Parents may be worried at first but once they start to feel safe about the idea that their children are safe on social media they are starting to come around. Studies have showed that kids