Why kids should use social networking sites ::from a 12 year olds perspective::

My 12 year old son recently had to write a paper in English regarding social media. Of course he chose to write about why kids should be allowed to use social networking sites and the positives of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I have to say that I thought he did a pretty good job, I know I'm a bit partial, but I wanted to share. So take it over Zachary!

kids using social media

Do you want your child to get a good education? Then I suggest social networking, it will help your child in a number of aspects. Let's talk about what kids an do, how it encourages interaction and what you should be aware of.

The Things you an do are multiplying by the millions. When you are on Instagram you an post pictures of you and your friends. On Twitter, you can tweet hashtags to games you and your friends like. Next, you can share your everyday life on Facebook. Social media networking can also give you a way to get your voice heard.

"Almost three-fourths of 7th through 12th graders have at least one social media profile, according to a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation." While it is discouraged to befriend strangers, it's a great way to meet and learn more about classmates.  Another way is news travels fast- After hearing about a new story it's common to pass along the news, keeping you engaged with friends.

What you should be aware of regarding social media includes, the people who make fake profiles. Sharing too much information such as; your address, phone number or even when you are out of town. You should also be aware of cyber bullying, because some people feel more powerful behind the keyboard.

In conclusion, I hope that I have persuaded you enough and helped you understand with my examples. With all of the things you can do on there, you should be buy all of the time. The way it encourages interaction, the friend conversations never stop. But be sure that you are aware of all the bad people that are out there. Following these steps should make a positive experience for everyone.

So now you've heard about social media from a 12 year old perspective, what do you think about social media for kids? Do you let your kids have accounts? Why or why not?

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