This page talks about how people use different social media platforms to as a way to compare themselves with their peers and celebrities. It also talks about the effects caused by these actions on one's body image and self esteem especially on teenagers and other young users. I believe Instagram and Snapchat are affecting teens' body image. These two single platforms are the most degrading ones to people, these sites have more than 10 million daily users.
This article mostly talks about women as a major victim in these social media sites. Through various research conducted by several university professors and media firms they have found out that, women are more likely to diet and do exercise when negative comparisons take place on sites such as Facebook or Instagram. I also believe that women are also more likely to compare themselves with their peers and with celebrities, hence making them the most affected by media on body image.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically. In this page THECONVERSION talk about various ways that how people can counteract or help other people deal with the problems caused by social media on body image. I believe that there are ways that one can learn to counteract the effects of social media and start to appreciate his/her body image in general.
This is a very interesting documentary that can help people escape from this problem of body image. I hop you can find it useful. The people interviewed in this documentary are talking of their real life situation and not fake stories, their stories are touching but also carry a very big message to anyone watching the video.