All social media platforms are not made equal, according to a new survey. Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter all harm young people’s mental wellbeing. However, Instagram appears to be the biggest culprit.
An online survey by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) asked 1,479 people aged 14-24 to rate the apps on health and wellbeing. The criteria included: anxiety, depression, loneliness, bullying, body image and fear of missing out.
Instagram scored the lowest, rating very low on seven of the 14 measures, followed by Snapchat.
From RSPH.org.uk - Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing