Given over 30 per cent of TikTok users are adolescents, parents need to think carefully about whether it is suitable for their children.
“We’re starting to see some major changes in the internet and in the future we’re going to see even more”, says Professor Matt Warren.
I would never attempt to have coffee with hundreds of people every day and listen to all their opinions about the world. So why on social media?
Author Robert Garrett suggests looking for these four areas of competence before giving teens their ‘P Plates’ for social media.
While parents may need to monitor their teens’ usage, social media in this time is proving to be invaluable for their teens’ mental health and wellbeing.