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Kirkorian on effects of social media on children

Professor Heather Kirkorian, Laura M. Secord Chair in Early Childhood Development, discusses recent news surrounding Facebook’s own internal research, and revelations that teenage girls who used Facebook’s Instagram app, suffered from increased concerns about their body image.  Internal corporate presentations leaked to the Wall Street Journal stated that “We make body image issues worse in one in three teen girls” and “Thirty two percent of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse.”

Read the full article at: https://www.wortfm.org/the-effects-of-social-media-on-kids/