Instagram pictures and self esteem.
Studies have drawn links between Instagram pictures and self esteem, showing that ‘perfect’ images and selfies on the platform can have a negative effect on users’ mental wellbeing. Children need to be made aware of the fact that the images they see on Instagram are very often filtered and edited to look a certain way. Pressures on young people to look a certain way, and receive positive reactions and comments from others, are greater than ever. Research has found Instagram to be the worst platform for children’s mental health, in terms of negatively affecting self esteem and self worth.