By Tom Dunlap for Every Day Connected
Social media certainly has its place in a teen’s life. But as a parent, one of our most important roles these days is not to let our teens become “twidiots.”
With its infamous 140-charater limit, Twitter hosts stars with millions of followers (hello, Charlie Sheen, Oprah, Kim Kardashian). When teen idol Miley Cyrus decided to fire up her Twitter account again a couple of months ago, it became semi-big news.
Twitter and Facebook dominate the news far too much, if you ask me. The media’s love affair with social media knows no bounds -- and it’s out of control.
The problem is there are real dangers that your Twitter-obsessed teen -- or anyone who uses the microblogging service -- must keep in mind. Here are the two big ones:
I’m not suggesting that your teen should never tweet. I’m just advocating social-media life balance. Tell your teen why it’s a good idea to take his eyes off the screen and take a break from Twitter. Then, set some clear Twitter rules for your kids:
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