How can a simple button have so much impact on self esteem? For today’s teens it can be directly related. When that Like button is clicked it means people like what you have to say and people think what you share is important. It means people are paying attention to you. For teens there is a connection between likes and self esteem.
In the pursuit of popularity on social media, teens admitted in a research study, that they will manipulate their profiles in order acquire as many likes as possible. Teens will monitor feedback on posts or photos, and remove any that do not gain enough likes.