A warning to parents: Social media has a huge impact on your children

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We have reached the point where college graduates do not know of a world without the significant involvement of computer technology in their lives. 

Of course, the most significant aspect may be the internet — and social media. There are numerous advantages and disadvantages to social media, but I have one major warning for parents of children and adolescents.

Always keep in mind our homes are no longer sanctuaries for many of our kids. This has been virtually eliminated thanks to social media. 

It is important to recognize this and be as involved as much as you appropriately can in your children's lives — including social media.