|Using Social Media Wisely|
Social media are very much a part of our culture, and many young people and adults regularly use the sites to connect with their friends and family. When used appropriately, social media can be very positive. When misused, there can be serious consequences for a family. Instances of cyberbullying and sexting have increased with the popularity of social media. In some cases, thieves have used social media accounts to find their next victims.
Some social media sites have member guidelines, such as Twitter and Facebook that require account holders to be at least 13 years old. However, some young people falsify their ages to gain entry into a site.
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