AMARILLO, TEXAS - An article in the new edition of the journal "Pediatrics," published Monday says facebook can have big impacts on the health of kids including making them depressed.
Editors advise doctors to talk with parents and children about their online use, and whether they are running into problems like cyber-bullying or "sexting."
Parents are urged to become better educated about the networks and apps their kids are using on the computer and their phones, and to frequently talk with their kids about online experiences.
The report also warns about something called facebook depression. That kids may feel bad if they don't have enough friends on the site or their status updates aren't busy enough. To read how to counter this feeling check out the article at: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/june09socialmedia.htm