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The Good, the Bad, the 'Social'

PRITHIV on October 28, 2015

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.

Teens sitting together, playing on social media

This is an excerpt from our article on Huffington Post. For an in-depth look, read the full version here.
 
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