TOPIC: What’s the Right Age for Kids to Have Their Own Social Media Accounts?

Written by on August 13, 2020

Social media is a part of everyone’s daily lives — including kids. From TikTok to Twitter, these accounts impact everything from fashion trends, to music, to politics. But with so much reach and so many unknown variables, it can also be a platform for bullying, scammers and even dangerous predators. It’s hard enough for adults to separate fact from fiction on these apps, but for kids it can be a real minefield.

It’s no wonder that Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos made their daughter, Lola, wait until she was 18 to have her own public Instagram account. In an interview with People, Kelly and Mark revealed that it was the one really strict rule they had for their daughter — who is now entering her sophomore year at NYU. (In Style)

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