Study: Facebooking with parents helps teens cope

Study: Facebooking with parents helps teens cope

Study: Facebooking with parents helps teens cope

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Posted on July 17, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 9:37 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The family who Facebooks together stays together, according to a new study conducted by Brigham Young University.

The researchers found that parents who have a healthy relationship with their kids on social media are less likely to experience behavior problems from their teens.

Of those surveyed, half the teens questioned said they communicate regularly with their parents through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The study also found that 16 percent of the teens reported checking in with their parents every day through social media sources.

The survey indicated that teens who had this regular interaction with their parents were less likely to experience depression or aggressiveness.

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