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In the News: Michiana’s Problem Solver looks into social media and how it’s influencing kids

I was recently interviewed for a news story with abc57s “Michiana’s Problem Solver” looking at solutions for managing our children’s social media use.

Social media has become a part of our daily lives, shaping how we communicate, gather information and perceive the world.

While these platforms offer opportunities, they have also raised important questions about their impact on young minds.

Recent studies show a strong connection between heavy social media use and mental health issues in teenagers.

So how should parents handle the growth of social media?

“We as parents do have to set limits, that’s part of our job,” said Margaret Jessop, a child psychologist. “But we also want to stay in a good relationship with our kids. So, we want to find that balance.”

Social media looks to be with us for the long term.

And it’s important for us parents to talk with our children about both the benefits and the harm of using social media.

Click here to watch the full interview.