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Social media and Teens: Obtaining the Perfect Body

Updated: May 8

For decades, magazines, television, and runway models were blamed for presenting a body image considered ideal. Over the years, studies have successfully linked these mediums to adolescents’ low self-esteem and poor body image. Now, psychologists are finding a new culprit for poor body image. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed social media, you are correct.