A study from Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics recently found 83 percent of parents think the benefits of children's' use of social media outlets, like Facebook or Twitter, outweigh the risks. However, child psychologist, Dr. Edward Chrisopherson, said kids aren't always socially savvy enough to stay out of trouble when they log on.
Christopherson said social media sometimes gives kids undue exposure to societal pitfalls, such as bad language, sexual harassment, or even child predators. predators.
The survey showed many parents feel children under 13 should stay away from social media completely. However, supervised use of Internet interactions can help kids develop technical and social skills.