Dear Matzav Shmooze,
I will get straight to the point. More and more people are allowing themselves to have access to social media such as Instagram with the excuse that because they are only following the Jewish accounts it’s not so bad.
I think this needs to stop. Do people not realize that the ones who are posting content and entertaining you aren’t the role models that are bringing you closer to Hashem? Quite the opposite.
Many of them have hashkafos that you would never allow in your home! But in the name of entertainment you follow their pages and listen to them and let their krum hashkafos into your house. Don’t you know your kids might be listening? Just because they are Jewish doesn’t mean they can’t have hashkafos and tznius levels that can bring you and your family down.
I would even go so far as to say that if you need the entertainment it’s better to follow a goyish account than to follow some of these people. At least then you would know that the stuff you are seeing is treif and it wouldn’t be such a strong influence.
Social Media Reject