Porn Is Not the Worst Thing on  

written by Anastasia Basil. added over 3 years ago by @icyflame ARCHIVES

internet kids childhood parenting    

Look at the screenshot above, and read the comment beneath it. Somewhere out there is this girl’s mom, who probably thinks her daughter is watching funny lip-syncs, not leaning into an abyss. In this case, anorexia beckons. Suicide beckoned Dylan. For others, it’s a living hell of self-hate. Zero notifications. Zero new followers. The absence of love — the kind so readily given to other kids via thousands of followers, likes, and hearts — is hard evidence: The world thinks I’m a loser. These are the kids who hashtag their own face with the word ugly. The world, of course, is oblivious. But to kids with an online identity, the rejection feels global.

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