The positive role of social media for young people

Lets talk about the positive role of social media for young people. Allowing our children to engage in social media can be great for their development and even their mental health. Yes I know, it isn’t something that sits well with many parents as they bemoan the ‘head in the device mumble’ that comes from their tween or teen. Or maybe it allows you a little sigh of relief so you don’t have to keep fighting and nagging and cursing the day Zuckerberg & co decided to make profiles, newsfeed and ‘likes’ the new reality. But either way, it goes against much of what we hear so often, about the failings of todays youth, as they withdraw further into their own worlds of emojis, abbreviations, snaps and instas.

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