TikTok has become the latest space where tweens and teens come to vent, joke, taunt and now SELF-DIAGNOSE in relation to their mental health challenges. While this has provided our screenagers greater awareness and a sense of community around previously “shameful” issues like ADD, OCD, anxiety and depression, it has also brought a proliferation of misinformation and all too hasty self-diagnoses….
INSTAGRAM, YUP IT CAN BE PRETTY TOXIC. And this week, we have heard just HOW toxic it can be…particularly for teen girls. If your child is on Instagram already, DON’T freak out.. Rather, see this an opportunity discuss ways for your child to use Instagram in healthier ways that aren’t damaging to their mental health. Here are Klikd’s Top Tips for Healthier Instagram Use.
The Wall Street Journal recently published a damning article about Instagram. The article leaked internal documents from Facebook (which owns Instagram) showing that the company knows how harmful Instagram is to teen girls’ mental health (and is not doing anything to change this). For example, one of Facebook’s internal presentations showed that 32% of TEEN […]
Is social media responsible for the surge in depression and mental health issues in young people? Do young people with mental health issues lean towards technology as a coping mechanism, or are social media and tech to blame ?