• Frequently Asked Questions About Social Media

    What are social networks?
    Social networks are places where kids can hang out together online. These networks range from Club Penguin and Webkinz (for young kids) to Twitter and Facebook. The sites work pretty simply: people who sign up get a profile to post pictures, artwork, and links to songs; write about what they enjoy; and connect with friends. Social networks have become extensions of kids’ social lives and wonderful places for self-expression. Social network sites are major communication hubs providing ways for kids to use instant messaging, “friend” one another, and “write on walls” to share public and private thoughts and comments. Social networks also have games, quizzes, and applications that let you do everything from give a virtual hug to buy a friend a virtual beer.