While social comparison is something that happens both on and offline, young people compare themselves to others more than almost any other age group, often with negative consequences. How their posts are received, for example, can significantly affect their mood. It is helpful to be aware of this sensitivity and to pay attention to whether online comparisons are affecting overall well-being.
If you notice a great deal of emphasis on being liked online, check-in. You might want to debunk what perfection is by noting that no image tells the whole story. You can also have a conversation about all the work that goes into what looks like a “perfect” life online and about the positive things that exist in the other parts of their life.