If you have a teen, or even a preteen, you’ve likely heard them tossing around the word “selfies” and seen your child’s lovely face popping up all over their social media accounts. Of course you don’t assume there is anything necessarily bad about this trend and find it likely that it will all blow over in a matter of months.
While frequently posting selfies on Facebook and Instagram seems all fine and dandy, the truth is, the consequences of this trend may be more deeply rooted than parents believe. An over-abundance of selfies often stems from a lack of confidence or sense of self, which is something that most teenagers already struggle with to some degree. Even more frightening, 25% of all selfie-takers have taken a sexy-selfie.
So although the trend may seem harmless and even quite amusing, it is something that parents need to be aware of in their own children. Take a look at the infographic below, provided by TeenSafe.com, for more.
The content above was written by Amy Williams. Amy is a former social worker and writer in Southern California. With two kids of her own, she knows just how addicted teens are to social media. Follow her on Twitter for more!