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You want your teen to develop healthy friendships, have strong self-esteem, know how to speak up, and recognize harmful behaviour. But in this endless sea of social media, how can you support your teen?
Here are some tips that may help.
It's easy to simply "like" a post or text. But it doesn't always feel thoughtful or personal. And it may not strengthen communication skills or friendships.
You don't want your teen to think that all strangers are bad. But it's important for your teen to be aware that people online aren't always who they say they are.
Go to https://www.healthwise.net/patientEd
Enter S103 in the search box to learn more about "Learning About Supporting Your Teen's Social Life Online".
Current as of: May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
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