Social media: how it is destroying lives of young girls

Beware parents of young girls. You will be mortally shocked if you read the linked article. It is not a hearsay or an unfounded scary piece floating on WhatsApp. It is real, and you must read it. After you have had the shock, you must prepare how to deal with the stark reality of social media playing havoc with innocent girls.

A girl in her early teens, when her body is showing signs of growing in a sexy way, when she is so innocent about how she could be getting exploited and compromised and is highly influenced by peer pressure, she tends to do things that she should not have done. Not doing such things makes her unwanted in her social group and then one from the same group starts exploiting her.

Moreover, going a 'small' step into nudity, 'sexting' and being seen 'hotter' as compared to the one she is jealous of are considered 'cool', and thus she starts accepting these actions as normal. That is worse, because when that happens, she stops listening to any sane counsel from parents or her more sensible friends. She also becomes complacent.

teens and social media

Parents need to be careful of such tendencies and take preemptive actions. Perhaps being caring and sharing from the very beginning is one of the best antidotes. Even when she has succumbed to peer pressure and done something silly, supporting her and always remaining communicative are very important. Taking psychiatric counseling, involving school, legal action... whatever action is required to bring the girl back to normal must be taken as early as possible.

You can read the article I mentioned above, here. It is a slightly old post but as relevant today: 
New York Post article on how social media is destroying the lives of teen girls.

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