Recent stories and studies have linked an increase in mental health concerns among children to social media use.
In one recent study, over a third of young people said that social media has a negative impact on their self-esteem. So, what can concerned parents do to help their kids? In this article, experts look at how parents can support their children and improve their child’s wellbeing.
‘No-one, child or adult, is struggling with social media simply because of their presence on it,’ reassures Adam. ‘It may be the context in which problems become obvious or apparent.’
Social media isn’t set to go away any time soon so, when used wisely and within proportion, think of it as a great way for children to engage with each other and network. And, when monitored properly, it can even provide some reward and stress relief away from concentrating on school work and revision (see our article How can you help your kids feel confident about their exams).
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