How to tell if your child’s mental health is being negatively affected by social media 🎥

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It’s common knowledge that too much time on social media can take a toll on mental health. But what are the signs that your child is headed down the wrong path? 

Experts suggest that when giving your child a new device, parents and children should scroll through the platforms together to gauge if the content could be harmful to their developing brain. By doing so, parents encourage their children to maintain open conversations about online safety and mental health. 

Here’s what parents should look out for: 

  • Changes in friendships 
  • Social isolation and pulling away from their peers 
  • Lack of interest in things they typically love
  • High agitation
  • Difficulty focusing on the here and now

Continuing to have open conversations with your kids about social media will help you get a clearer picture of their baseline mental state, allowing you to more easily recognize any future potential changes in behaviors. 

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