THE SOCIAL MEDIA IMPACT ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S PERCEPTION OF THEIR BODIES AND THEMSELVES

D.A. Ovchinikova
2020 European Journal of Natural History  
Recently social media was associated with low self-esteem and body concerns among the younger generation. Therefore, this has led to an interest in exploring young people's use of social media to understand the impact. This study examined the relationships between social media use and young people's body dissatisfaction and eating diseases. Another aim was to review the benefits of body positivity, body neutrality and social media literacy. Since young people most affected by SM due to
more » ... SM due to immaturity and a great deal of time spent on social networking sites. Young students of both sexes participated in the interview. Although they had body concerns, most of the participants showed a high level of social media literacy. Furthermore, the ideas on dealing with the negative impact of social media on body perception. The investigation provides the impact of SM on young people's perception of their bodies, benefits of body positive content on SM, and some of the potential solutions from detrimental effects of social media.
doi:10.17513/ejnh.34124 fatcat:dfndxck3kreupj75vs6qaovdi4