Too much Facebook?

Recent research on 4,000 high school students in Ohio indicate that those who text and use Facebook the most are at higher risk for other troublesome behaviors such as drinking, smoking, risky sex, depression, eating disorders and absenteeism.  The researchers surmise that these are the teens who are working especially hard to fit in. Working this hard to fit in means they are also more likely to engage in other risky behaviors deemed necessary to find acceptance or popularity.  This is proof positive that parents must be diligent about managing their child’s electronic habits.  Those students who text and use Facebook the most are also the students who rate their parents as more permissive.  Hello!  Enforcing strict rules and limits when it comes to your child’s electronic usage is just as important as the boundaries you set about their physical comings and goings.