March 9, 2022

Social Media and your Teen

Social Media can be a scary place for all of us.  The internet is a rabbit hole of fun, information and misinformation. Below are some of the effects of social media and how we can combat some of it. This is not a tell all guide, but more of a place to start the conversation.  If you have any questions please leave a comment or you can voicemail me directly on the website bottom left corner.


Negative Effects of Social Media:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Poor body image
  • Addiction

Cyberbullying is also a big and can be a silent aspect of Social Media:

It can lead to:

  • Fear
  • Academic problems
  • Physical symptoms
  • Humiliation
  • Anger
  • Isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts

What happens if they spend too much time on social media:

  • They withdraw from face-to-face interaction
  • They have consistent anxiety or stress
  • They avoid responsibilities like homework or chores
  • They feel overwhelmed by normal routines
  • Their academic effort decreases and grades begin to slip
  • They avoid talking to people next to them by looking at their phone
  • Social media creates conflicts in their relationships


For more info, I've attached an article to the resources section for a comprehensive explanation.

All information I used was pulled from this site. I have no ownership of this information.