Children as young as ten years, are using social networking sites these days and this trend is a cause for concern among anxious parents. The online world offers many things such as chatting, sharing pictures, playing games, etc, which can become addictive. This attracts a lot of young kids easily.
Children are spending more time on the internet than on other activities. It affects their healthy lifestyle. What parents hate the most about social networking sites is that, they are not meant for young children and yet they are free and easily accessible.
Youngsters simply follow the trend, to stay in the crowd. Even though the parents are concerned about this issue, most of them do not seem to do anything about it. They are aware of the online activities of their children, but do not know about the ways to deal with it.
Some parents use parental controls to keep an eye on their kids who go online. If caution is not taken, young children can fall prey to many dangers that lurk on the internet. This infographic provides facts about the usage of social networking sites by children and parental concerns.