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Raising kids in the world of texting, tweeting and tagging
Raising kids in the world of texting, tweeting and tagging

Meredith Long's twin daughters were 11 years old when they started to use Snapchat, then moved on to Kik Messenger and ooVoo. When they turned 12 and got their first cellphones in December, they expanded to Instagram. “It’s fun stuff, mostly,” says Long, a Gambrills mother of four. “Selfies, duck faces.” But it’s also necessitated vigilant monitoring and repeated discussions about what’s appropriate online, says Long. Social media presents a whole new set of challenges to parents, from when children should begin to use it to how to keep kids safe online.  This requires early — and frequent — discussions about...

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