Selena Gomez is voicing her concern about the "terrible" effect that social media has had on her generation, and says she advocates taking breaks from the platforms. "I understand that it's unbelievable to use as a platform but it does scare me when you see how exposed these young girls and boys are". "It's selfish - I don't wanna say selfish because it feels rude - but it's risky for sure". "I think it's risky for sure if people aren't getting the right information sometimes".More news: Aston Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom
Gomez said she was "grateful" to "have a platform" and tried to use it to "share things that I'm really passionate about". "I like to be intentional with it", she said. It just scares me, that's all. I'll see these young girls at meet and greets. It can be great in moments. She's hardly the first person to speak out about it too, as her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber recently slammed the press and scolded rabid fans online for spreading misinformation that put completely false Jelena speculations back into the conversation.
Featuring in the list of the most influential global icons, Deepika Padukone sure knows how to give us the dose of drama along with her omnipresent poise. A study released in 2017 showed that there has been a dramatic rise in teen suicides since 2011 - a rise, the study suggested, that could be linked to social media use, cyberbullying, and the temptation most social media users have to portray their lives as "perfect" and "Insta-worthy".More news: NASA aims to put first woman on the moon