5 Tips To Have A Healthy Relationship With Social Media
Social media doesn’t come with a how-to guide. Navigating a life online where filters and digital distortion has become the norm can be tough. The Dove Self-Esteem Project found that 80% of girls are using retouching apps by the age of 13. This strong relationship between the pressure to look a certain way on social media and self-esteem is affecting the mental health of young girls around the world. Let’s change this.
Although low self-esteem is one of the potential negative effects of social media, it can be a place of joy, too. Finding communities and sharing stories is empowering and can build self-confidence when used safely. Here are five helpful tips for building a healthy relationship with social media.
*Based on research results from the U.S. surveying girls who use social media US n=556 age 10-17