Research + News | Topic: Body Image

Insider Created A TikTok Account And Set The Age At 14 To Test How Long Before A Plastic Surgeon’s Promotional Video Appeared. It Only Took 8 Minutes.

Videos promoting rhinoplasty are appearing on the For You Page of teenagers as young as 14. Read the article here.

The Paradox Of Online “Body Positivity”

It has always sucked to compare yourself to the prettiest girl in school, but it sucks a lot more to feel like everybody else in the entire world is the prettiest girl in school. Read the article here.

Instagram Influencers Making Guys More Body-Conscious

Young men’s attitudes about body image and fitness can be affected by Instagram influencers, according to a new study. Read the article here.

A Third Of Girls Say They Won’t Post Selfies Without Enhancement

Charity behind survey says unrealistic images increase pressures as girls spend more time online. Read the article here.

Warning On Link Between Heavy Instagram Use And Body Image

‘It’s Not Worth It’: Young Women On How TikTok Has Warped Their Body Image

Seven women in their teens and 20s told NBC News that the content they viewed on TikTok had pushed them to fixate more on their diets and exercise regimens to a dangerous extent. Read the article here.

Talk To Tweens About Health App Use

Tweens use health apps to track fitness and nutrition, sleep and wellbeing, but parents have concerns. Read the article here.

Most Parents Concerned About Privacy, Body Image Impact Of Tweens Using Health Apps

Health apps have become a popular tool among teens and adults to track fitness, weight loss, sleep and even menstrual cycles – but are they appropriate for tweens? Read the article here.

Study Suggests That Excessive Self-Presentation On Instagram Can Backfire

New research provides evidence that how people present themselves on Instagram can influence how many “likes” they receive. Read the article here.

‘Metabolism Drops’ Recall: What To Know About TikTok’s Latest Dangerous Trend

The maker of Metabolism Drops, Rae Wellness, has issued a recall after teens began promoting this weight-loss supplement on TikTok. Read the article here.