Social Media and Teens

DSocial Media and Teens

I have never heard a teen say to me that social media builds their self-esteem. I understand that social media is a huge part of their social lives so I do not want to take it away completely but asking your teen “what makes you want to use social media” is extremely important. If their answer is “to fit in” or “because everyone else is doing it” it is probably needed to discuss social media’s role in their lives. I really like to make sure we are tracking screen time and adding in self-esteem and self-worth boosting activities daily in teens lives who are on social media apps to balance out the negative self-image and jealousy it can create