Selfie Love: Tweens, Body Image and Social Media

February 14, 2022

Tweens are often exposed to false messages on social media about how their bodies should look. Here’s pro advice for giving them an influencer reality check.

Many tweens become the proud owners of their first smartphones just as they’re hitting puberty, that delicate time when their bodies begin to change and take shape. It’s a confusing time to say the least, but even more so when you add social media to the mix. Photo-sharing sites like Instagram are populated with heavily edited and filtered posts, promoting body images that are unrealistic and virtually unattainable to our kids.