Back in the day, kids used to race each other across the park, play with marbles and tire themselves out pushing and tugging at each other. Today, kids compete with each other on the number of "likes" and social approvals they can garner. Candy Crush has replaced the simple joys of the social games of yore. And social-shaming is the latest way to scold, insult and name-call. As social media turns into the modern playground, parents are increasingly faced with uncomfortable questions on their children's online activities.
- A recent study shows that teens are exposed to tremendous stress and anxiety on social media.
- There is strong correlation between rising levels of depression and increasing dependence on social media.
- Close to 71 percent of the surveyed teens are present in more than one social network.