A recent study on social media and teens shows more than 60 percent of them use social media to track their popularity on these sites.
The study conducted by child development experts also shows that increased monitoring by parents almost completely reduces stress on teens using social media.
How to to keep track of their accounts remains the question. New technology, such as the HiCaculator app, can now hide photos from parents with a pass code, making monitoring a more difficult task for parents.
For April McIntyre, keeping track of her 12 year-old daughter’s social media accounts is a big priority.
“I have access to her passwords. I check it at random,” said McIntyre. “She does not know when I’m going to check it. Any of her messages, anything like that. So I check it usually weekly.”
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