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ARTICLES: Pitfalls of youth and social media

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

(CNN) —

They're called "Generation M2": highly tech-savvy children ages 8 to 18, whose lives are immersed in electronic media.

Now, the nation's top pediatric organization is mobilizing efforts around their well-being.

"As pediatricians who are trying to help children behave in ways that keep them healthy and safe, we have to pay a lot of attention to what's happening in social media," said Dr. David Hill, chairman-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics' council on communications and media.

The council led a panel called "Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," at the group's annual conference last month in New Orleans. The goal of the presentation: getting pediatricians current on issues to discuss with young patients during regular wellness checkups.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/health/Pitfalls-of-youth-and-social-media/-/9848730/17527802/-/tdumdp/-/index.html#ixzz2DV8jnRm9

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