The Social Media Sandbox – New York Times

Letting Your Kids Play in the Social Media Sandbox – The New York Times

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“Unlike Barbies or Legos, there is no recommended age for letting your children play in the social media sandpit. There is no government-imposed age limit, like for consuming alcohol or driving. There is no parental guidebook (even if there was one, it would have to be updated weekly with each new social media upstart).”

“Children have much to gain from being on social media. They can learn how to communicate in today’s connected world, and to find and share news and information. And sites like Instagram and YouTube allow them to be creative and share things they’ve made.”

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