Social Media, Dealing With Its Influence
Social Media is the new way of advertising and it can have an influence on teenagers. Nicole Rodriguez, Psychotherapist at Baptist Health Care & Counseling, says social media not always has a positive influence; teenagers feel pressured because of how many likes they have or how many people are following them.
Another thing that has an impact on teenagers’ self-esteem is what to post and wondering if people are going to like it. There are some situations where social media become dangerous, too.
“I think there is a lot of exposure and one of the issues of social media is that children and teens have access to a lot of things that they wouldn’t normally access to immediately. So I think some of the dangers are associated with seeing other people engaging in high-risk behavior,” says the psychotherapist.