Today’s teens are the first generation to come of age with social media. So many facets of their lives are posted on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram that they simply can’t imagine a life without social media.
For all of its innovation, child psychologists warn that social media has been shown to become an addiction for some teens. If you’re a concerned parent, here are 13 signs that your teen is addicted to social media.
#1 – Your Teen Wants Constant Access to Social Media
One of the early signs of social media addiction is the need for social media access. They must constantly be monitoring their status updates, checking for notifications, and being engaged with friends online. This is, after all, their public forum.
If your teen is unable to put their device down and engage in the real world for more than a few moments, you may want to intervene with some rules regarding social media time.