The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families

@article{OKeeffe2011TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families},
  author={Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={127},
  pages={800 - 804}
}
Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents. Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites such as YouTube; and blogs. Such sites offer today's youth a portal for entertainment and communication and have grown exponentially in recent years. For… 
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