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Charlotte Turner | August 15, 2018

In today’s technological age, social media is incredibly prevalent. While it can be a great tool to keep in touch with family and friends, sometimes it definitely has negative aspects, like obsessing over likes and views, or limiting time spent face-to-face. But here is some information to keep your social media experience a much more positive one.

If you find your feed is full of people you don’t particularly like, or make you feel worse when you see their content, just unfollow them! Obviously, if it’s someone you know it’s a little trickier, but there’s nothing wrong with trimming down the amount of people you follow to make sure what you’re seeing will make you happy.

With all that’s available on the internet, it’s also easy to get distracted when working on schoolwork. However, it’s pretty easy to stop yourself from doing this, by getting a free add-on on your browser where you can program it to prevent yourself from being able to access certain sites. It’s very helpful when working on a big project, or studying for a test. It’s also totally fine to take a break from social media, whether it’s for a few days or a few months. A break is refreshing, and can give you a new perspective.

Remember to tell people you talk to online, though, so they aren’t left wondering where you are. Remember, social media should be fun and make you happy! Don’t be afraid to take steps to ensure that’s the case.