Rosario Dawson isn’t a fan of how children interact with social media in today’s society. The gorgeous and talented actress recently sat down for an interview with Laverne Cox during the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday, and revealed that she doesn’t let her daughter use a cell phone. Dawson’s daughter Lola is fifteen years old, but her mother fears that warped standards will affect her child’s self-worth.
“I think it’s really critically important as the adult in these kids’ lives to make sure they’re not going down dark alleys without some kind of information and help … and to get likes according to little posts you’ve made and then thinking that that’s what your value is can be quite dangerous,” stated Dawson. “They can present themselves online as opposed to develop themselves online. That’s a really different thing. We didn’t grow up looking in the mirror all the time. We just didn’t. We didn’t look at ourselves all day long and this is what these kids are doing.”
“Now these kids are wanting to get plastic surgeries so they can look like what they look like when they have a filter on,” she continued. “They’re getting body dysmorphia looking at their own image that’s been doctored, and then when they look in the mirror, they’re horrified by a freckle or a pimple.” Truth be told, I’m not even sure what the majority of my online friends look like without a filter.