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How Instagram Doesn’t Build Self-Esteem

March 18th, 2019

Lexie Kite, PhD, explains in detail the pitfalls of letting girls on Instagram. While this article on BeautyRedefined.org focuses on middle school and high school aged girls, it also demonstrates how it can be bad for boys as well. The inherent message in Instagram is that your value resides in your appearance. For developing brains who are creating their identities, this is a dangerous paradigm and when Dr. Kite writes “Save Your Girls from Instagram,” it’s not an exaggerated headline. The article focuses on Instagram itself, but it also shows how social media apps and their endless scroll take a toll on our lives.  

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