Social media are surely a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, they allow us contact with friends and acquaintances from all over the world, truly creating a global village. On the other hand, as this study from York University shows, individuals can be damaged by using it.
Young women who actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves report feeling worse about their own appearance afterward, a York University study shows.
It’s no secret that social media can blur the lines on what’s real and what’s fantasy, but new research at York’s Faculty of Health now shows how young women interact with images online can affect how they feel about their own bodies. Continue reading