Connecting With Parents On Social Media Is Good For Teens

It may be a teen’s worst nightmare: discovering that their parents have joined Facebook. But a new study shows that social networking with parents may actually strengthen the parent-child bond, which may in turn lead to more positive results for teens.
The study was conducted by researchers from Brigham Young University, led by Dr. Sarah Coyne of the School of Family Life.
The team gave questionnaires to 491 adolescents and their parents, who answered queries about social networking use, feelings of connection and behavioral effects.
The results show that kids who engage with their parents through social media feel more connected and had higher “prosocial behavior” and lower incidence of aggression and depression.
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