Monday, 30 Mar 2020

Instagram is voted as the worst social media platform for mental health


IllustrationIllustration - Instagram has become a social media which is quite crowded with users from various parts of the world. Unfortunately, Instagram is chosen to be the worst social media for mental health.

This was revealed by a recent research report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK evaluating 1,179 people living in the UK aged between 14-24 years. They were asked which social media that made them feel calm, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, or Snapchat.

This social media platform is assessed based on its impact on sleep quality, anxiety, depression, fear of missing out (FOMO), loneliness, intimidation, and body image problems. This research reflects what respondents feel through photos on all platforms and their impact on mental health.

Surprisingly, Instagram is rated as the worst platform of all social media platforms, followed by Snapchat in second place. This platform also makes respondents feel bad and feel insecure, especially women and girls.

It is associated with a number of filters that are used so that everyone looks really 'perfect'. Photos openly edited as perfectly as possible. Finally, someone compares themselves to the version of the photo uploaded on Instagram. Instagram actually gave birth to the practice of applying filter layers and editing photos carefully before finally uploading it into the social media.


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