Kate Winslet Thinks Social Media Is Why So Many Women Have Eating Disorders

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I know that Kate Winslet’s latest comments about social media is going to start yet another firestorm, but there are a few nuggets of truth in what she has to say. The Hollywood star says one of the main reasons why she will never allow her children to have social media accounts because she’s afraid that it will hurt their self-esteem.

And while there is no doubt that kids are deeply affected when it comes to seeing all the picture-perfect moments captured on networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what she told the Sunday Times:

It has a huge impact on young women’s self-esteem, because all they ever do is design themselves for people to like them. And what comes along with that? Eating disorders. And that makes my blood boil. And is the reason we don’t have any social media in our house.

Let your kids climb trees. Take the device out of their hand. Play Monopoly! You go to a cafe and grown-ups are at one end of the table and children the other, on devices, not looking up.

They go into a world and parents let them. … It takes every member of a family to be a member, and there are too many interruptions these days – and devices are a huge interruption.

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Joanna

Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since ’05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, producer Kevin McClory during her days in Ireland. These days she’s a mother, warrior, celebrity writer and Disney dreamer. And she eats a lot of peanut butter M&Ms, as well.

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