Being educated and talking about online experiences can help reduce any negative impacts on youth mental health and well-being.
The Australian Psychology Society (APS) recently released a national survey looking at the impact of technology and social media on the well-being of Australians.
A major action glorified by the media is smoking and it pressures minors to take up the horrible habit as an attempt to be happy or some how be like their favorite celebrity.
Media and holly wood especially have both contributed to an era of people smoking and are a direct cause for the increase of youth smoking today.
Ask your teen to help you understand how they use the internet so you can make good decisions about social media use together.
An important step in navigating the risks of social networking is to have ongoing conversations about social media use with your teens.
The media is a huge part in everyone's lives and they have a great influence on the actions we partake in on a daily basis.
Though adults don't usualy fall into the pressure of the media, young children and teenagers ae highly sussestable to what the media is telling them to do and what's 'cool'.
( ) Popular tv shows and commercials broadcasted actors smoking and ejoying themseves, becomming happier which the audience viewing it saw as something they could do and enjoy too.
Actors and actresses were endorced by tobacco companies to be shown using their products which is what caused a spike in tobacco use in movies adnd tv shows during this time to spike.