Life is full of potential addictions; you don’t have to look too far to find them. When teens consider the concept of addiction, they likely think about cigarettes and substance abuse, but oversharing on social media doesn’t always register as a cause for concern.
Oversharing is difficult to self-diagnose, so it takes support from friends and family to bring the problem to light. Investing an excess amount of time on social media can compromise a teen’s real-life interactions, and it’s been shown to impact social and emotional development, as well as certain personality traits.
Managing privacy on social media
Posting excessively can increase the possibility for teens to be negligent (even if accidentally) with their privacy controls. This is particularly true for Facebook since many of its settings are set on a post-by-post basis.
According to a Pew Research Internet…