Pediatricians should be aware of online risks to youths, such as Facebook depression, cyberbullying and sexting, and should advocate parent-child discussions of Facebook use, according to the social media guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines, published in Pediatrics, said Facebook friend lists and status updates may negatively affect children, especially those with low self-esteem, or make them upset if they think they are socially disconnected.

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