Her three children are growing up in a world where it’s natural to Snapchat every second of a concert and where it’s socially acceptable to tweet about your daily routine.
Kate Winslet has admitted that she is concerned for the children of today, who spend so much time online.
The Titanic star opened up about her fears in an interview with British Vogue. She shared that social media isn’t a safe place for young women, “[It’s] the single most damaging place for a young woman to spend her time.”
The mum-of-three shared that her concerns continue to grow as her children get older, “I am worrying more and more about the potentially negative impact that social media is having on the growing self-esteem of young people today.”
“Honestly, I have learned that health comes before reaching for a mirror or a bottle of product. And if anything, I do look in the mirror less and less as I get older.” Via the link in bio, read Kate Winslet’s refreshing frank and real beauty interview with @britishvogue. Image by Peter Lindbergh #britishvoguebeauty
Kate believes that social media is giving youths a false image of what life should be like. The BAFTA winner explained that social media only exposes youths to the ‘perfect’ parts of life.
“Everything they see these days is either something to be envious of. It is becoming harder and harder for young girls and boys to believe in their own selves.”
Many parents like Kate worry that their children are living life through their phone screens. Kate believes that they should be able to enjoy life, without feeling the need to post about it on social media.
“What happened to privacy? What happened to friendships that are based on real conversations and shared experiences, offline and in the real world? It makes me really sad,” said Kate.
Do you agree with Kate? Is social media taking over young people’s lives?