TEEN INSTAGRAM STAR QUITS SOCIAL MEDIA; SAYS IT’S ‘NOT REAL LIFE’

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A teenage Instagram and YouTube star abruptly quit social media this week, sending a strong message to today’s youth.

Essena O’Neill, a 19-year-old online Australian prodigy, left behind nearly 2 million combined followers, explaining to her fans that her photos and videos were not real life.

Before signing off, she uploaded a video to her website with a passionate plea to today’s teens to stop obsessing about numbers – the likes, the followers, the comments – they don’t define you.

Excerpt from Channel 6 in Philiadelphia- Read and view more

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I am a retired psychologist now writing freelance . I have published Commonsense Wisdom for Everyday Life, Young Man of the Cloth, The Pastor's Inferno, Navigating Life: Commonsense Reflections for the Voyage, Release Your Stress and Reclaim Your Life, and Make the Best of Your Teen Years. I wrote a newspaper column in Batavia, NY for fourteen years. My articles are now available in my free newsletter, Sliding Otter News. Subscribe free at http://www.eepurl.com/mSt-P.

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