It’s just a picture, but the effects are so much more, when it’s not done correctly and with no thought. Parents can be part of this learning by holding their child’s hand when they start engaging online. Be part of their introduction to the digital world. 

From a psychological perspective, the act of kids sending selfies online can have both positive and negative effects on their mental health and well-being.

On the positive side, sharing selfies can boost self-esteem and confidence, as it allows children to express themselves and receive positive feedback from their peers. It can also help them develop social skills and build relationships with others.

On the negative side, sending selfies online can also lead to cyberbullying, body shaming, and other negative comments that can harm a child’s self-esteem and mental health. It can also lead to a pre-occupation with appearance and a focus on external validation, which can be detrimental to their overall well-being.

It is important for parents and caregivers to monitor their children’s online activity and teach them about responsible online behaviour, including the importance of privacy and the potential risks of sharing personal information and images online.

Learn about the Internet with your child and Codey Crawler, together you can show your child the right way to surf, stay safe and be in control.