Social media which was once seen as a positive technological advancement has now shattered the confidence of many young lives.

Obsessive phone use with children and teens is now viewed as the ‘norm’ however it would seem that multiple people are unaware about the horrors of social media many could potentially be exploited to especially young teens and adults. An uprising occupation is now being a social media ‘influencer’ in which people get paid to post pictures of themselves in clothes to sponsor brands etc. In the click of a button to upload a picture, famous social media stars from the likes of Kylie Jenner to Tana Mongeau can earn big bucks. While this may seem harmless, there are many negative consequences to these types of employments. Young boys and girls seeing unrealistic expectations of bodies and looks while they are the most vulnerable as they are entering puberty can have a long lasting, damaging effect on their self image. Seeing stars many people deem to be ‘perfect’ can shatter self confidence and result in serious cases of body dysmorphia as models and other stars do not always own up to using photoshop and to editing their pictures. It can become a serious issue when stars deny having surgeries and procedures done implying that their look is natural which can leave teens wondering ‘Why don’t I look like that?’. Influencers with large followings should be role models to this generation and not falsely advertise what they have or haven’t had done as it can have a detrimental effect on many peoples confidence and mental health which has been on the rise in young adults now more than ever.