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Eight Tips for Parents and Teens on Social Media Use

Insights provided by the U.S. surgeon general

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for tech companies and lawmakers to take “immediate action” to protect kids’ and adolescents’ mental health on social media.

But after years of insufficient action by both social media platforms and policymakers, parents and young people still bear most of the burden in navigating the fast-changing, often harmful world of secretive algorithms, addictive apps and extreme and inappropriate content found on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

So, what can parents and young people do now? Surgeon General Vivek Murthy has some tips.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Associated Press. 

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