The Young Health Movement & Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have today published a report looking at the good and bad impacts of social media on young people’s health.
We have created a league table and YouTube tops it as having the most positive impact, with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as having the most negative impact to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
“Men have this stigma if they say…
‘Yeah I’m insecure about the way I look’.
If they speak out there’s this feeling that you’re not a man.
You’re seen to be weak.”
“On Instagram that’s not your real life…
Obviously you’re not gonna make yourself
look miserable on social media.”
“you have these girls who edit themselves
and enhance different body parts”
“Social media is all about growing and helping people to grow…
So why should I put you down
when I could elevate you with me?”
“As a woman you’re already forced to look a specific way
and then you have these girls who edit themselves and
enhance different body parts…
We shouldn’t think that we have to have this perfect hourglass body;
it doesn’t exist. Normal girls don’t have it.
We’re not all Victoria Secret models.”