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    Twitter May Be the Glue Holding Many Families Together

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    According to a Brigham Young University study, families who use Twitter and other social media sites to communicate with one another have stronger real life connections.

    According to a Brigham Young University study, families who use Twitter and other social media sites to communicate with one another have stronger real life connections.

    The researchers polled almost 500 teenagers and their parents. They used a variety of tests to determine how strong their bonds were. Test responses also revealed if the respondents were prone to delinquency, depression, and aggression.

    They were, of course, also grilled about their social media habits.

    It turned out that families who tweeted and such in a moderate and respectful manner were tighter. Also, the teens were less likely to exhibit depressive and anti-social behaviors.

    The lead researcher acknowledged that Twitter isn’t necessarily the key to a healthy relationship it could just be another indicator of one.

    Nonetheless, moms and dads engaging in social media is considered a valuable parenting tool. Provided they are unobtrusive and not overbearing, parents can keep up with what their kids are doing as well what interests and friends they have.

    Among those polled, only half of adults said they have social media accounts.