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Social Media Benefits For Kids And Teens

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Millions of children from all over the world are nowadays busy engaging on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In fact, social media sites are now an integral part of our everyday lives. Although being active on social media sites does pose dangers such as cyberbullying, being taken advantage of, misuse of uploaded material, depression, etc., it also has several benefits.

In one of its articles, The Huffington Post advises parents that "New research is shedding light on the good things that can happen when kids connect, share and learn online. As a parent, you can help nurture the positive aspects simply by accepting how important social media is for kids and helping them find ways for it to add real value to their lives." The article lists five benefits of allowing children to become social media savvy.

Social  media also plays an important role in education. According to an article in Academia Apps, "There are many advantages of using social media in education. One the most important is to encourage interaction between students. This is especially helpful in college environments where having students create a bond with the institution can increase retention rates."

With the right kind of guidance and control, tweens and teens can reap the many benefits of social media. Going through our ClipBook will help you understand why and how you should allow your child to use social media.

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