I’m 17 And I Deleted All My Social Media. Here’s What Happened.
Corey Alexander

Congratulations for recognizing your addiction and getting help.

These apps are designed to be addicting. The more of your attention they can get and hold, the more money they can make by selling access to your attention. However, one thing that I remind young people every day is this: While unplugging can get you the distance you need from the information addiction, it can also seperate you from people your age who care about you. Try to remember that while it is nobel to be self reliant, it is also lonely, and in order to have friends, you have to be one. Don’t stop talking to people. Don’t stop interacting with peers. Don’t stop making new friends and keeping old ones. You may not need social media, but you do need social interaction.

Also, when you need help or support, ask for it. Reach out to the people around you.

Good luck!

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