Social media and appearance

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Date: 23 November 2017
Time: 11:00 - 16:00


We are running a series of workshops for members of the Appearance Collective and other charities that support people living with visible differences.

Social media is an integral part of life for young people today. Although there are many positives of engaging with social media.

However, research also highlights several potential negative outcomes including cyber bullying, reduced wellbeing and increased body image concerns.

We don't know much about how people with appearance-altering conditions are using social media and the impact of engaging in an appearance-focused environment.

About the workshop

This workshop:

  • highlights the evidence to date around the impact of social media use for young people
  • identifies the key research questions in understanding the role of social media for individuals with an altered appearance.

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