With the take-off of the wonderful world of social media, we have instant access to almost anything, but it can also be used negatively, brining torment and despondency to many.
Young people who are already going through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, now have the confusing world of ‘likes’ to contend with. It would seem that our youngsters are led to believe by their own generation, that having the most likes on photos on Facebook and Instagram is indicative of how beautiful you are as a person, instantaneously impacting popularity and your place on the social food chain. This, in turn, influences confidence and self-belief and this simply should not be happening. The worst part is that most are probably unaware that this link is being made.
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