How many times have you been surrounded by people – but felt completely alone?
This is the illusion that social media gives us – online communications can open us up to millions of connections around the world, but how many web-based ‘friends’ or followers are real friends? If they aren’t in a good place mentally, scrolling through Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat can leave kids feeling isolated, left out and anxious. Over 40% of teenagers have reported experiencing loneliness as a result of social media – an astonishing figure considering that ‘social’ implies togetherness.
Yet unfortunately, over-using social media can lead to a host of mental health issues including:
- Feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of self-worth
- Social anxiety
- Body dysmorphia
- Self-harm – and in the worst cases, suicide
As parents, we would love to protect our kids from all the bad in the world – but realistically, we need to prepare them for any challenges they may face, and equip them with the tools that can help them.
When it comes to social media and its negative effects, a parental control app like FamilyKeeper is a highly recommended jumping-off point for parents to be able to support their kids.
Why does FamilyKeeper work?
We believe we can give parents and children ownership of their online experiences. FamilyKeeper aims to prevent negative feelings caused by social media. FamilyKeeper is already helping thousands of parents and children. Here are a few ways in which you and your family could benefit:
Limiting the amount of time your child spends online can help with keeping your child grounded, and protecting them from exposure to harmful content. Less screen time lessens the chances of your child isolating themselves from the real world – and gives them more time to spend with family and friends.
Cyberbullying is currently a huge worldwide problem – and stems from the overuse of social media. With FamilyKeeper, you can detect incendiary keywords and offensive content, and receive alerts when these are being used. Instead of your child feeling hurt and isolating themselves if bad language is flung their way, you will be in the loop, and be able to help protect them.
With the FamilyKeeper location tracker, you can help keep your child safe. You can decide together which areas are safe to be in. Knowing where your child is and how they got there will give you peace of mind.
FamilyKeeper is here to help you and your family avoid the dangers that the world poses.
For more information on how to keep your child safe, visit www.familykeeper.reasonlabs.com.