Building a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

March 19, 2024

Use these tips to help your teen reduce self-doubt and FOMO

Social media can significantly contribute to a teen’s self-esteem. It can create feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, and inadequacy when they compare themselves to what they see on social channels. In return, this can lead to depression, substance use, and even sexual misguiding.

However, cutting out social media altogether isn’t always the best solution. 

Tips for Healthy Social Media Usage

Here’s how you can help your teen use social media safely:

  • Establish boundaries: Set clear limits on social media use to maintain a healthy balance between their online and offline lives. 
  • Encourage breaks from screens: Breaks during meals or before bedtime can promote better well-being and mental health.
  • Practice digital detox: Taking regular vacations from social media can be beneficial to reset and refocus on real-world interactions.
  • Connect with others: Encourage teens to prioritize quality over quantity when it comes to their social media relationships.
  • Look for authenticity: Show how social media doesn’t always tell the full story and can create false ideals.
  • Seek support: Teach teens the importance of reaching out for help if they experience negative emotions or harmful behavior on social media.

Building healthy habits now can prevent them from a lifetime of pain and struggles.

Getting Professional Help for Social Media Distress

Parents should take social media seriously and talk with their teens about its impact on their lives. If you believe your teens have let social media dictate their feelings and behaviors to the point of no return, it’s worth exploring the benefits of child and adolescent behavioral health. Contact Hallmark Youthcare to learn more.

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Use these tips to help your teen reduce self-doubt and FOMO Social media can significantly contribute to a teen’s self-esteem. It can create feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt, and inadequacy when they compare themselves to what they see on social channels. In return, this can lead to depression, substance use, and even sexual misguiding. However, cutting […]
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