With social media now an integral part of adolescence, many young people use the platforms to develop their identity and friendships. As they begin to feel more confident in these identities, they use selfies to express themselves and show the world who they are becoming.
What do these selfies actually mean?
As parents we need to understand why our teens take and share selfies, what they mean, how they affect both their self-image and their worldview, and teach them to embrace the positive sides of selfie expression while avoiding the negatives.
All online interactions and sharing come with risks, this is why it’s important to equip ourselves with knowledge we can share our kids in a “non-daggy parent” way.
This article offers great tips on how to embrace your teen’s selfie culture and ways to be positively involved.