Social media is full of the good, the bad, and some ugly. Today we talk with Instagram Power Influencer Collin Kartchner about the effects that social media may be having on you and your children.
In an ever advancing world we may struggle to keep up with everything happening on social media. One thing that is becoming more and more clear is the consequences of misusing social media. In this episode we discuss how access to a virtual world and prolonged amounts of time spent on it each day may be leading to depression, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness, and in some cases self harming or even suicide. Collin is starting a new dialogue and hoping to get the word out to parents that it is time we take control. We are responsible for monitoring use of social media in our homes. We can have a discussion about how the images and posts we–and our teens–are looking at how they are making us feel. His message is that we are good enough. We don’t have to look to a virtual world for approval.
The “Mom Squad Challenge” this week is to take an honest look at how the things and people you are following are making you feel and have that same conversation with your children. If something does not uplift and bring you joy, delete it from your feed.
At the beginning of the show we said that Lizzy (@dearlizzy) was coming on as well. Unfortunately she wasn’t able to make it. We missed you Lizzy.