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Raising Children in the Social Media Age

LOOK LOCAL – Today’s generation of parents didn’t grow up scrolling through their Instagram feeds and capturing stories on SnapChat. They didn’t navigate their way through high school with a camera and GPS conveniently tucked in their purse or pocket. Our memories of this time are archived in printed photos, or notes scribbled on lined paper – all of which are likely stashed in a shoebox and tucked away in a closet somewhere, rather than posted publicly on the Internet for everyone to see.

“That social imprint doesn’t go away – it’s like a footprint you’ll always have,” says Stefanie Gorendar, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Life Coach with York Region Healing Arts. And it’s up to those responsible for raising kids in the social media age to help their children understand the consequences of this matter.

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