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Social Media Use and Teens


One of the most common concerns among families with teens is the use of social media. There are benefits and disadvantages, as there are with most forms of technology. This is an important topic to thoughtfully research, ask questions about, and seek guidance from a trusted source such as a mental health professional or pediatrician to have a productive discussion with your family.


Here is a recent advisory about social media use in adolescence as summarized by the APA:



Here is a recent webinar about social media use in adolescence as presented by PM Pediatric Behavioral Health:



I encourage you to review these resources and utilize the information to help make an informed decision for yourself and your family.


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