Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Social Pressures: Likes‘ below.
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What are Likes?
‘Likes’ are a simple way for users to show that they like a post on social media. This could be anything from photos and videos to status updates and comments. The feature is widely used on several social media platforms and is extremely popular on Instagram and Facebook. It is often used by children to measure the success of their social media post and gauge opinion. However, it can also bring a number of social pressures, particularly if users start to question their own levels of popularity.
In this guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as self-esteem damage, addiction and competitiveness.