"I, I hate all that social network and Instagram. If I ever there were none of them, my kid would not behave likewise!”
I keep silent but I can understand and share his frustration.
Social network, specially Instagram, creates an unreal world particularly harmful for children. For a growing up girl or boy at the age of 13 or 14, sticking to a phone is unfortunately becoming a norm these days. What they post and see 24 hours a day seven days a week!? How many hours, no: more exactly should be minutes, that your children listen to you? And even when they listen how can you assure that they do really listen, not just hearing and thinking of something else between their two posts or reflecting on some photos of their friends or preparing fingers for some instant messages that they will tap so vigorously a few seconds later on their “smart” phone?
Some photos at La Fayette and Printemps, Paris