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Humanities Edge Undergraduate Research Symposium | Fall 2021

Social media & mental health by Lucciana Valdes


Today, teenage girls follow trends they see on social media. They are getting cosmetic surgery and wearing waist trainers to change their bodies. They feel insecure about themselves because of the perfect girls they see online, not knowing those girls have their own problems. Social Media affects mental health and self-esteem in teenage girls by increasing anxiety, depression, negative self-image, and so much more. Teens miss out on in-person talks and special moments with friends and family. This project aims to create awareness for those girls that don’t feel good about themselves and are negatively influenced by social media. 

Research Poster

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