Self-control is the ability to exercise control over oneself. This could be a reference to physical control, such as behavior, or emotional control, such as desire. Self-control is essential, particularly in the world that we live in. The internet and other outside forces frequently have an impact on us. For instance, as the internet becomes more widely used, social media usage increases. People, especially young kids, are being persuaded to buy or try items they don't have to, whether it's through Instagram or Tiktok. This is the point where self-control is required.
The reason most influencers target a younger audience is that they lack self-control. While adults are more inclined to have a stronger tolerance for control, most kids don’t. An example that can be used is vaping. Smoking is seen as a terrible addiction that causes diseases such as lung cancer or even heart attacks. Vape was created and marketed as a healthier substitute and came in different flavors. In the last 20 years, electronic cigarettes such as vaping became more popular. According to the CDC, e-cigarettes have become the most used tobacco product by American children since 2014.