1. Social media was not designed for children . strong>
A tween’s underdeveloped frontal cortex can’t finagle the distraction nor the temptations that come with social media use.
2. You can not teach the maturity that social media asks . strong>
I hear parents say that they want to teach “their childrens” to use social media appropriately, but their midbrains are not developed yet. Like trying to establish clothes fit that are behavior too big, babes will use social media inappropriately until they are older and it fits them better.
3. Social media is an recreation technology.
It does not induce your child smarter or more prepared for real life or a future job.
4. It is not necessary for health social development issues.
It is recreation is connected to a marketing platform extracting personal information and predilections from their own children , not to mention hours of their day and attention.
5. A tween’s “more is better” mentality is a dangerous pair for social media.
Social media encourages them to overdo their pal bonds like they tend to overdo interesting thing in their own lives. Does anyone have thousands of friends?
6. Social media is an addictive structure of screen amusement.
Like video game addiction, early employment can set up future craving blueprints and habits.
7. Social media replaces learning the hard social “work” necessary for success.
The expend of social media greatly minimizes opportunities expecting progenies to practice coping face-to-face with their peers, a skill they need to ruler to be successful in real life.
8. Social media can cause teens to lose bond with house . strong>
They view “friends” as their footing and since the intelligence is still being formed, they need health house connect more than with their peers. It is just as important now as when they were preschoolers.
9. Social media use represents lost potential for teens.
The teen’s brain development operates at peak performance for learning brand-new things. Studies show that it is nearly impossible for them to equilibrium everything there is and teens squander too much period and too much of their brain in a digital world.
10. Do any of us wish we had started earlier ? strong>
** This legend originally appeared on PsychologyToday.com.