Many people living in this day and age use technology for everything. This is especially common through the means of social media.
Social media is defined as web sites and other online means of communication that are used by large groups of people to share information and to develop social and professional contacts.
Kids as young as four or five up to elderly people are now intertwined in some way shape or form. Almost a third of people are now using mobile phones, email and even social network websites to talk to their loved ones, instead of sitting down to have a conversation. One in five admitted they only get to know what certain family member is doing by checking online.
Social media is one big source that can give you an advantage or disadvantage to having a relationship with your child.
Most adolescents and teenagers today use Facebook. Some adolescents and teenagers would say that they are addicted. Social networking is everywhere and can be accessed from just about anywhere, but when you have parents that are over protective you are quite limited to your sources.
For example parents today are very concerned for the lack of privacy these websites offer. Children as young as nine and younger are connected to the worldwide technology.
Most young adults today did not have that luxury children have today because parents were concerned about the things their children would get involved with.
At this point, there is no way for individuals to live life normally; reality has been taken over by social media.