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Bettering Yourself in a Social Media World

The presence of social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter seeps into all aspects of our lives. Often it’s the first thing we open up when we wake up and the last thing we check before closing our eyes for bed. Social media influences how we think, interact, communicate, and socialize with others (Chukwuere & Chukwuere, 2017). It is an incredible tool that helps us foster connectedness and find a sense of community. It can have a huge positive impact on our perception of ourselves and our sense of belonging (Baruth, 2014). While social media comes with positives like higher self-esteem, emotional development, and community engagement, our adherence to social media also comes with some negatives as well (Baruth, 2014).