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What's Good, What's Not: Social Media Rules

Posted 4/15/2015 by UHBlog

With tweens and teens, there are so many questions. We can help with answers. Are you on Facebook? Do you tweet – or capture images on Instagram? It’s likely that your teen does, too. “The Internet and social media are here to stay and now part of the world we live in," says pediatrician Sara Lee, MD. "As parents, we need some rules to navigate that world.” A good first step is to talk to your adolescent about social media, Dr. Lee says. Ask what they know about socia...

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Advice from Doctor Mom: Teens and Social Media

Posted 10/6/2014 by UHBlog

Sara Lee, MD, Adolescent Medicine Specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and mom to a school age daughter. “Are you totally over Facebook?” A colleague of mine uses that question to get teens to open up about the social media sites they visit. Most of them do use Facebook, but Twitter, Instagram, Kik, and many other sites foreign to parents can also be part of teenagers’ daily social interactions. Parents may be overwhelmed at the thought of navigat...

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