Research + News | Topic: Body Image

Teens And The Distorted Reality Of Social Media

Instagram, Snapchat, Photoshop and special filters have created an aura of plastic beauty that makes our girls and boys feel less than, every second they scroll down their smartphone’s screen.

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Social Media Linked To Surge In Plastic Surgery

Certain surgeons can thank social media for the rapid increase in spending on cosmetic plastic surgery, according to a new study from a British think-tank, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which echoes similar studies in the U.S.

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Gen Z’s Head Game

The seemingly self-obsessed behavior of selfie taking hides some dark patterns regarding body image. Read the article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Australian Teen on the Run Asks News Station to use Better Photo

Can you at least use a better picture?

An Australian teen on the run from police wasn’t pleased when she saw a local news station using an unflattering photo of her on social media. Read the full article here.

Heavy Social Media Use Ups Risk of Body Image Worries

Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns, according to a new study. Read the article here.