Parents see benefits in letting their children use social media

Apparently, parents don’t think Facebook is dangerous for their young, impressionable children.

According to a recent study, more than 80% of parents believe that the benefits of social media outweigh or—at least—balance any of its perceived risks.

The national survey, which was publicized by the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, found that a vast majority of parents prepare their children for a digital society and encourage them to exercise their curiosity and collaborate with others through the platform.

Notably, parent participants of the survey also expressed concerns about online child molesters, sexting, and cyber bullying.

More than 50% of the parents involved in the study said that social media made their children more open-minded. Moreover, only two of every five parents expressed concerns about behavioral problems, like social isolation, stemming from online activity.

Source: The Kansas City Star

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