In the digital age, addressing the intricate relationships between kids, social media and mental health has become an essential parental responsibility. Wired’s article discusses how parents can effectively engage in conversations with their children about the potential effects of social media on mental wellbeing.
It emphasizes the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, fostering critical thinking skills and setting healthy boundaries to ensure a balanced online experience that safeguards children’s mental health in an increasingly connected world.
“Digital spaces can be beneficial settings to build friendships and receive social support from peers. So, if your kid starts asking about social media (or you suspect that they already have secret accounts), what’s a parent to do?”