Let’s face it. The internet isn’t going away. It’s here to stay, for better and worse. This article does a fair job of describing both the benefits to kids and teens of using social media and the internet in general, as well as the risks. They both exist, let’s not kid ourselves.
Don’t hide your head in the sand thinking kids can just not use the internet. That’s completely unrealistic. Teach them to use it responsibly, which of course, assumes that you understand that first! You might not like Snapchat, Instagram, and all the other tools out there, but you need to know how your kids are using it.