Social media receives a lot of criticism. It is often a forum for bullying, fake news and is a poor influence on our mental health and self-esteem. Are there any positives for our children in using these platforms?
How can our daughters be so connected, and yet often feel so utterly, utterly alone? That irony surfaced in the research of my book Being 14: Helping fierce teens become awesome women. Interviews with almost 200 of them showed they were permanently connected, living in a world of touch screen and wifi, of devices and apps, of television on demand, music in the pocket, and instant gratification. And that was what they saw as the divider between their generation, and that of their parents.