10/31/2012 11:27 am ET

Youth And Social Media

You tell your children that they can go on Facebook if you can monitor, but later you find out you’ve only been allowed to see a dummy account.

You set the password and they change it. You ban them from Facebook so they spend all their time on Tumblr, and once you finally figure out what Tumblr is they switch to another social media site. Keeping up with your child’s internet use can feel as futile as chasing the elusive White Rabbit across Wonderland -- curiouser and curiouser, but a youth communications expert says keep trying.

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