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Does Facebook lower self-esteem?

Teenagers’ sense of self is not yet stable and can be reliant for some time on external reinforcements like peer approval. In the short term, being ignored on Facebook or Instagram reinforce feelings of invisibility and low self-worth.

Should you like, post and comment on Facebook? Read this article from The New York Times and find out.


Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP

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