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If you're looking for your kids, try Twitter.
If you're looking for your kids, try Twitter.

Do you know where your children are? Try Twitter.

In between newscasts on weeknights, Fox 6 announces the following:

"It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?"

Or, something pretty close to that.

Children, especially older teens, tend to move pretty quick. I know I struggle to keep up with a number of my nieces and nephews.

With technology in hand, these teens move even faster. The latest report by the good people with the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that teens are involved in social media in high numbers.

That really isn't that surprising. I know there are exceptions to the norms, but breaking down demographics, generally, younger people adopt new trends with technology faster than older people. I think it is because us old people are fond of telling younger people, "Back in my day ..."

Here's the thing, more young people are moving over to Twitter. Before, when Facebook was only in college and school networks, young people were interacting with their peers in an environment without much family oversight. Well, now as more and more people join Facebook, parents and grandparents are friends with the younger generation.

CBS News offered this quote in a recent article:

"'I love twitter, it's the only thing I have to myself ... cause my parents don't have one,' Britteny Praznik, a 17-year-old who lives outside Milwaukee, gleefully tweeted recently."

So, I now truly have to ask, do you know where your children are?

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