Popular actress and singer Selena Gomez says social media has been “terrible” for her generation, and has urged people to set time limits on online activity.
The 26-year-old said: “I think our world is going through a lot obviously. But for my generation specifically, social media has been terrible.”
She claimed many young people were unaware of important news issues.
“It’s a useful platform but it does scare me when you see young boys and girls not really aware of the news going on,” she added.
“It’s selfish – I don’t wanna say selfish, that’s rude – but it’s dangerous for sure.”
“I’m very grateful I have the platform in any way, I can still share things I’m passionate about,” she said. “I don’t take a lot of pointless pictures I like to be intentional with it.
“I see these young girls, devastated with bullying and not being able to have my voice. It can be great in moments, but I would careful and give yourself time limits in terms of when you can use it and not.”