Channel 2 explores the dangers of "Social Media and Your Kids"

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ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News examined the dangers of social media and young people in a prime time special.

Experts say the social media revolution has created a whole new world of communication, and no group has been more affected by this change than young Georgians.

Channel 2's own Monica Pearson took a closer look at how every tweet, Facebook post and text could come with dangerous consequences.



This program featured chilling warnings from local teenagers about cyber bullying, sexting and online hacking. Channel 2’s Justin Farmer and WSB Radio’s Scott Slade also moderated a question and answer session with social media experts in front of a live studio audience.

Channel 2 is asking parents and kids to sign a pledge to have a conversation at least one hour a week. The pledge card is available to  download on wsbtv.com and on the station’s Facebook pageClick here for helpful links related to social media.

Social Media and Your Kids will also be streamed live on wsbtv.com and simulcast on 95.5FM and AM750 News/Talk WSB. Viewers are also invited to join the conversation on Channel 2’s Facebook and Twitter pages before, during and after the show.