How High School Sports Can Minimize the Negative Influence of Social Media

Negative self-comparison. Cyberbullying. Facebook depression. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Increased anxiety. Loss of self-esteem. These are the very real drawbacks of social media that tweens and teens face every day.

One way you can minimize the negative effects of social media is to encourage your children to participate in sports when they go to high school.

They will connect with their peers in person and participate in physical activity that builds confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Research also shows limiting social media use reduces loneliness and depression.

It’s important to be aware of the negative influences in our children’s lives. The goal-directed environment of school sports will surround them with achievement-driven peers and adult role models, both of whom will have a positive impact on their lives.