I had the chance to sit with Sheinelle Jones and Mike Jerrick at FOX29 Good Day Philadelphia yesterday to discuss “Sophie” and all things kids and social media! At one point, Mike was trying to get me to say what age I think is appropriate for kids to be “socially active.” I do personally believe that thirteen is still very young.
As adults we have life experience under our belts, the perspective that only comes with age, various levels of “street smarts” and, hopefully, the ability to self-regulate our emotions before reacting to things we see online. Children have none of this! It is well known that the pre-teen – teen phase of growing up can be the most awkward time for kids. It is hard enough to navigate friendships and social situations without the added (unnecessary) complications social media brings.
Sheinelle said, “This is awesome, I think this is a ‘go-to’ book for everybody!”
I couldn’t agree more and am passionate about getting the conversation started in every household about this relevant topic which is only going to grow hotter!
This was my first live television interview and I could not have had a better experience. Both hosts and everyone I encountered there made me feel right at home!
What do you think? I would love to hear from you!
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