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Facebook addiction

Amita
11 to 16 years

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Updated on Oct 09, 2014

Hi All,My 14 year old son has created his account on facebook with a promise of using is sometimes and just to be connected with his friends and cousins but recently I have observed him spending most of his time on facebook ignoring studies and even his playing time, when me or my husband tries to stop him he act very aggressively and talks back. Please suggest how I should handle this situation?

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Swati

| Oct 14, 2014

Hi Amita, This is a major concern of most parents these days. You will need to become strict about it and set a time limit as well as fix a time slot in the day when he can sit on FB. While you can't totally take it away from him, work out the best possible solution for it after discussing it out. Also, children resent parents spying and following them on FB so figure out a way where you can monitor his activities discreetly.

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Ravina

| Oct 14, 2014

Hi Amita, One way is to set a time limit. Tell him that he can facebook for half hour and no more. Be firm in your stand and explain to him in a very calm manner why you are insisting that he cuts back on his time.

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Parentune Support

| Oct 10, 2014

Hi Amita, You may also check eKAVACH and monitor your children's activities in a discreet manner, here is the link to the site- http://www.yourekavach.com

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Parentune Support

| Oct 09, 2014

Hi Amita, Thank you for sharing your concern with us. We understand your concern. While you receive suggestions and inputs from fellow parents on parentune, in the meantime, here are some blogs which deals with the concern area mentioned by you and may be of help- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/when-is-a-child-old-enough-to-join-facebook/194 and https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/handling-aggression-in-children/198

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