How Is Social Media Affecting How Teens Feel About Their Bodies?

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These days, it’s hard to seperate teenagers from social media. Teens spend hours each week interacting with social sites and apps like Instagram and Snapchat, where perfectly curated photos are often front and center. That means there’s a lot pressure to post the perfect picture of oneself…and according to a new study, that emphasis on looks may be having an impact on how teens view themselves and their bodies. This hour, our guest looks at the relationship between teens, social media and body image…and how both teens and parents can navigate these tricky waters.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Christia Brown Guest

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