Rosario Dawson gained’t let her 15-year-old daughter, Lola, have a cellphone as a result of she believes it’s unhealthy for her psychological well being, the actress revealed on the Tribeca TV Competition on Saturday.
“I feel it’s actually critically essential because the grownup in these youngsters’ lives to ensure they’re not happening darkish alleys with out some form of data and assist… and to get likes in response to little posts you’ve made after which considering that that’s what your worth is might be fairly harmful,” the 39-year-old activist mentioned throughout a panel dialogue moderated by Laverne Cox. “I feel this can be a important time for youths to be growing themselves.”
She added, “They’ll current themselves on-line versus develop themselves on-line. That’s a very totally different factor. We didn’t develop up wanting within the mirror on a regular basis. We simply didn’t. We didn’t have a look at ourselves all day lengthy and that is what these youngsters are doing.”
Dawson additionally touched on the hazards of younger folks airbrushed or doctored images and considering they should dwell as much as these inconceivable requirements of magnificence.
“Now these youngsters are desirous to get plastic surgical procedures to allow them to appear to be what they appear to be once they have a filter on,” she mentioned. “They’re getting physique dysmorphia their very own picture that’s been doctored, after which once they look within the mirror they’re horrified by a freckle or a pimple.”
Dawson, who adopted her daughter practically three years in the past, sometimes retains their relationship somewhat non-public, however mentioned the duty she has a dad or mum in ensuring her baby makes use of social media responsibly.
“We’re people. We’re not robots. We study three-dimensionally and it’s essential for us to develop in a sure form of manner and never consistently be a display,” she mentioned. “It truly is our duty to not be on our telephones on a regular basis, to not be lazy and go over our iPads to our youngsters as an alternative of discuss to them, you understand, to actually form of instill that relationship in order that they perceive that they will have a relationship with themselves that’s wholesome that then they will share with folks, not that it may be so simply manipulated.”
Whereas social media can typically have a unfavorable impact on one’s notion of themselves, Cox made point out of the best way a wholesome relationship with the web can truly assist with self-confidence and self-love.
“One factor that I need to say about my Instagram is… it’s essential to see trans of us, in a world the place we’re consistently focused, residing our greatest lives and being pleased and having enjoyable,” she mentioned.