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Anti-Social Media


Raising a well-adjusted teenager in the fast-moving, overstimulated Internet age isn’t easy. Whether it’s Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, or Instagram, your kids have plenty of avenues to spiral into a social sphere that’s appalling, terrifying, or amusing—or all of the above. As a parent, how do you react to your teen’s very public persona? One mom divulges her thoughts about her son’s online antics.*


*@KingJimmy97 is a composite of local teens’ real social media use. His mom is an amalgam of nervous parents everywhere.

Bonus: Hear from expert Rosalind Wiseman on best practices when getting your teen their first cell phone.

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