Comparing to community: Students struggle with living up to expectations they see online

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Maria Shaugnessy

While apps such as Instagram and TikTok might provide entertainment, they may be doing more harm than good to students’ mental health and body image.

Noa Appelbaum, Content Manager

With social media more prevalent in teenagers’ lives than ever, this audio story explores some of the negative aspects of apps like Instagram. A counselor shares the psychological effects of social media, and a student tells how they attempt to spread light, rather than negativity, on these platforms.