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In this episode we’re talking with Eaden, who is a high school senior. We had a great conversation about her experience with social media and the huge role it plays in her friend group and school.
We talked with Eaden about how social media is a big part of a lot of girls’ lives when it comes to connecting with friends, keeping up with news, and showing the world who you are. It ties into things like self-esteem, identity, and being accepted by your peers. You might hear some of your own experience in Eaden’s story, or maybe yours is totally different.
Eaden shared her perspective on what it would be like to opt out of social media, including some of the potential social consequences and benefits like feeling more present with her friend group. She talks about doing things like putting her phone on “do not disturb” when she’s out with friends to be in the moment, and how she tries to give herself a little break when she’s feeling drained.
Think about your social media use – how do posts, likes, and followers make you feel? Do you feel good when you’re interacting with people on social media, or does it sometimes feel bad? And if it feels bad, are there ways you can limit yourself and stay away from some of the unhealthy aspects? Are there times you don’t really show your true self? Think about it!
As always, stay tuned at the end for Would You Rather and a special Girls Pick with our girl guest.
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