Karen Bongiorno | Media & Social Media Guidelines
Karen Bongiorno is a writer, researcher and mom. She recently completed a series of practical guide books for mothers. They give an overview of motherhood, offering encouragement, knowledge, inspiration, organization tools and resources to help mothers handle the full-nest years.
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Studies and articles continue to point out the drawbacks for children of too much exposure to social media. Healthy limits on the time children spend on social media varies depending on their age. Guidelines for healthy limits, articles, blogs and research information to help you mange your child/children’s use of social media are shown below.

General Information

Common Sense Media

The website for Common Sense Media provides comprehensive information and guidance for children’s use and exposure to Media. Guidance is divided into age appropriate recommendations. It is an excellent resource for parents to understand and determine how their child/children use Media.


Common Sense Media’s mission: “Common Sense is the leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.”

Social Media Concerns

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

In an article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation,” written for the  Atlantic September 2017 magazine, author, JEAN M. TWENGE a professor of psychology at San Diego State University and the author of Generation Me and iGen discusses the adverse effects of using smartphones on children. More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.