SOCIAL MEDIA & COMPARISON

Social media comparison is perhaps one of the most mentally detrimental and dangerous things
that exist in high schools and colleges around the world today. And how often do we hear about it? Never.  

Whenever you're on Facebook, Insta, YouTube or Tumblr, remember that you're only seeing the
edited, re-edited and refined parts of others' lives that they want you to see.


Articles to read

How Social Media Is a Toxic Mirror, Rachel Simmons

"Earlier this year, psychologists found robust cross-cultural evidence linking social media use to body image concerns, dieting, body surveillance, a drive for thinness and self-objectification in adolescents."

Psychological Stress and Social Media Use, Hampton, Rainie, Lu, et.al. 

"It is possible that technology users — especially those who use social media — are more aware of stressful events in the lives of their friends and family. This increased awareness of stressful events in other people’s lives may contribute to the stress people have in their own lives. This study explores the digital-age realities of a phenomenon that is well documented: Knowledge of undesirable events in other’s lives carries a cost — the cost of caring."

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