Why Should Parents Pay Attention to Their Children’s Use of Social Networks?

In modern society, Social Networking Service is one of the great promising communication methods. One can use a SNS wherever they go through their smartphone which is easy to carry. Sometimes, the effects of SNS are a double-edged sword, so people have various opinions concerning whether or not parents should pay attention to their children’s use of SNS. This essay will provide three reasons why parents should pay attention to their children due to the negative effects of SNS such as needing attention, being limited to online relationships, and disturbing their concentration.
First of all, children need more attention while they are use a social networking. The system of SNS lead people to show their daily lives and to represent themselves. Through this reason, children want to get more attention from people. For example, it is a common symptom in Korea that when a person post up their profile picture on Facebook, she or he pays attention the number of ‘likes’. Most of them think that the number of ‘likes’ represents their popularity. If they get a small number of ‘likes’, they might worry that people think that they have no friends. On the other hand, if they get a lot of ‘likes’, even though they are not popular in real life, they regard themselves as a people who have a lot of popularity. Some people even post up an odd behavior to attract people’s attention. To avoid this negative symptoms, parents should pay attention to their children.
Secondly, children could make their relationships limited to online. It is one of the serious disadvantages of SNS. There are quite a number of people who only communicate by using the Internet. They choose an online communication instead of face to face communication. Even though some people looks like they have very close relationships with friends who they meet online, if they meet each other in real life, they are socially awkward. The other negative effect in relation is that some of the people who use SNS are more...