Tia Smith is graduating with a BA in Sociology. Across the globe, the topic of negative body image is a very serious subject which has a lot of stigma surrounding it. The use of social media is a contributing factor of the body image crisis. As a young woman, I know first-hand that the experience of social media can be a dark place for someone with body image difficulties. From my research, I know there is a need for social media apps to improve their misconduct polices so their users feel empowered instead of having a negative body image.
The effect of social media: a research study into how young women can be affected by negative body image
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