What Parents Need to Know About Social Media Archiving

Archiving posts on Instagram is the new “summer makeover.” Just as teens of yesteryear used to make dramatic changes to their appearance over summer vacation, teens today are creating new identities for themselves online by literally deleting their old selves from their profiles.

Before Instagram rid the platform of the ability to view other people’s likes, ‘archiving’ was a quick way for teens to hide posts that didn’t gain enough engagement from followers. Thankfully, that vicious cycle of comparison on post likes is gone, but the expectation to maintain a curated social “image” still plagues our girls.

If you find your girl is getting them to click ‘archive’ as often as ‘share’ encourage her to revisit the words of Romans 12:2 to remind her from whom true transformation comes.

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American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.