Using selfies as a comparison tool
Seeing constant streams of perfect bodies can put unrealistic expectations on young people to look a certain way which can lead to low ‘body esteem’.
Pressure to post the perfect selfie
Wanting to be excepted by the in-crowd can put pressure on young people to share personal images simply to improve their social status.
Link between likes’ and self-esteem
Young people may put more value in how others see them so getting a negative comment or not enough likes on a post can have a real negative impact on their self-esteem and mental health