Facebook Depression?

Social media has a more negative impact on self-esteem, distorted body images, eating disorders and insecurities than traditional media.  The heaviest users tend to have the most distorted beliefs about society says Dina Borzekowski, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who specializes in children, media and health.  Messages and images are more targeted; if the message comes from a ‘friend,’ it is perceived as more credible and meaningful.”  

Yikes!  We’ve got be more aware of the messages reaching our kids and teens.  Or better yet…do what Amanda Coleman, the president of her college sorority did…and quit.