With a tap or a few clicks, we can be connected to people all over the world given today’s technology platforms. From TikTok, to Instagram, to Snapchat, there are various apps marketed to provide what we are seeking, which is often connection with others.

However, social media typically amplifies what we are feeling in our lives, including both social connection as well as loneliness, depending upon our experiences. Understanding your own relationship with social media and enhancing your social media literacy can be helpful in making choices about the role of social media throughout your life. Learn more about how to find balance in your relationship with social media, with these tips from the Counseling Center.

Submitted by: Jamie Kardelis