Is the obsessive thing a girl thing?
The girls seem to be extremley chatty and have this need to chat a lot with their friends. I am not sure boys are like that, certainly not my DS.
I totally agree with Daogroupie.
Be not afraid to put firm rules or even forbid this app.
Some ten years ago, my DD used Myspace, a kind of Facebook ancestor. You cannot imagine all the rows we had because of this Myspace!!
She lost everyday may be one hour on it, during her GCSE and A levels years. It took her a few years to learn to control herself: at uni, she was fine.
Now, my DS has no facebook account (but he can use my account if he needs something)
. He is very good at controlling his time on apps. However, he has other weaknesses…
One of them is to be a shopaholic as he always want to buy GCSE books and GCSE CD-Roms. He could tell you all about the different publishers and what they have!!! He would certainly be better than many sales representatives!
As for me, I keep telling him that having books does not equate with knowing the content of them.
One year ago, I was attending an adult party and the children had a place to play and watch TV. I have been extremely surprised to observe that a young boy (in his junior years) spend ALL the evening on an ipad instead of playing with the others. I consider this to be extremely detrimental for him!