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Shayla Thiel-Stern, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, says parents should think hard about what is an appropriate age for their kids to participate on social media sites.

U of M Moment: Kids and social media, Part 1

September 23, 2011

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by now are well-known to most Americans, including many children. Shayla Thiel-Stern, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, says parents should think hard about what is an appropriate age for their kids to participate on social media sites.

Social media does have benefits for kids, Thiel-Stern says.

Listen for next week’s Moment to hear more about cyberbullying on social media sites and what parents need to know. 


 

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