“Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook” author speaks in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - Teaching children about social media can be difficult for parents. Author Megan Moreno was in Stevens Point to discuss the dangers and the benefits of social media.
The book is called "Sex, Drugs 'n Facebook." Moreno calls the book a "toolkit" that helps parents teach their children how to use social media. She also says the book provides examples designed to show parents how they can keep their children safe in the age of Twitter and Facebook.
On Tuesday, Moreno met with students at UW-Stevens Point who are studying to be teachers. She says the earlier the better when it comes to teaching children about the internet and social media.
“I think the first time you hear a question from your kid of what is this Twitter thing I heard about or daddy what are you doing with your computer today or mommy what's this Youtube video on your cell phone I just saw. I think as soon as they start asking, it's a great time to have those conversations ", said Moreno, a pediatrician who specializes in adolescent medicine at the Seattle Children's Hospital in Washington.
Moreno spoke in a forum for parents and teenagers at Sentry Theater in Stevens Point Tuesday night.