How does social media affect your teen?
When it comes to teens, a recent
showed that excessive social media use is directly correlated with teens who are suffering from anxiety and/or depression. The best thing that you can do for them is to educate yourself on safe and healthy ways to use social media and implement those approaches into your family's media habits.
Social media has the potential to be a helpful tool if we are intentional in the way we use it. Before posting something on social media, make sure it is either informative, beneficial, or uplifting, and teach your children to do the same. Once on the internet, comments, pictures, and posts can never be taken back.
Being a teenager is hard, and to best help them through this season is to be directly involved in their life, which includes their life on social media. Teach your children how to have a healthy relationship with technology, and it will help them live a more positive, happy life.