Psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Says Social Media Is Hugely Problematic For Young People

Bec, Cosi & Lehmo


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ABC

Instagram has proposed a version of their platform specifically for 10-12-year-olds and parents are NOT on board. 

Bec, Cosi and Lehmo spoke to child psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Greg about the dangers of social media, and the effect it can have on a young mind. 

"Social media has been labelled as social comparisons on steroids. It is hard enough for middle adolescents and now we are suggesting we do it for 10 to 12-year-olds... bad idea."

Dr. Carr-Greg warned parents about the 4 main dangers of social media they are exposing their children to:

1. Bullying & Harassment

2. Inappropriate Content

3. Addiction

4. Reputational Damage

Hear the full discussion here:

Would you let your child set up an Instagram account?

29 September 2021




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