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LETTER to the editor: Parents, take extra care with kids and social media

To the editor:

I try to shy away from sensational news, but being a father of two girls has changed a lot of things for me.

Please strongly consider whether your child needs a smartphone, tablet or other device. If you choose so, take the time to learn about controls to be put in place. For example, what apps can they install, what are they using it for, what should they not be doing, are there hours of use, and rules of etiquette around other people, including photos/videos of others.

There is a scenario recently where a 10-year-old girl in Minnesota was Snapchatting with a 15-year-old boy, w...

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