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Why Lisa Wilkinson banned her kids from using social media

“Social media is something parents really have to be across because it can destroy confidence if it’s not properly managed.”

Media personality and mum-of-three Lisa Wilkinson has reopened the ever-topical parenting talking point about whether parents should limit their child’s social media usage or not.
While exclusively opening up to Stellar magazine about her latest project – a self-made photo exhibition titled Women Of Influence – the 56-year-old Today Show host also divulged that aside from the fact the she is an active Instagram user, she feels parents should think about the detrimental impact social networking can have on their children in the long run.
“I’ve got real concerns when kids who haven’t yet worked out who they are and their own self-worth go onto Instagram,” she said.
“Just taking selfies and waiting to see if the world likes you has real issues."
And this is the print-turned-TV-journalist’s reasoning for prohibiting her children – Jake, Louis and Billi – from using social media until they were 16.
“I didn’t let my kids go on until they were 16 – social media is something parents really have to be across because it can destroy confidence if it’s not properly managed.”
SEE how Lisa loves sharing happy snaps of her family on her own Instagram account. Post continues...

This comes almost one month after she took to the Today Show -- which has just trumped Seven’s Sunrise to take the top spot for most-watched breakfast show in the country – to express her concern with parents allowing their children “time with a screen” before the age of five.
“Come back to me when they’re 14 and they’re completely and utterly addicted to their screens and they have no social skills, that’s when you’ll realise that what you did early has come back to bite you.”
WATCH as Lisa takes to the Today Show to tell Australia why she thinks kids’ social media usage should be limited from a young age. Post continues…
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