Social Media Is Harming Children

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Kolee Ho, Writer

Social media is widely used around the globe. Instagram, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook are some of the few and most popular forms of social media. It is growing common to see social media on people’s phones, in fact, more than 50% of our world uses social media.

How can these “harmless” apps harm children? At an early age, kids can start to feel insecure about themselves based on the beauty standard seen on social media. According to studies, children can start developing concerning habits like vaping, cursing, and more due to what is exposed over social media. 

Obviously, it’s better if you wait until at least thirteen to join social media.