#11: What on earth do I do about social media?
In this episode we discuss…
the current availability of research on social media and positive body image
why you can’t overdose on Instagram and we shouldn’t overreact to its dangers
Dr. Markey’s acronym for understanding what the evidence says about relating to social media
protective filtering of social media
the value of avoiding social media at certain times
why kids respond positively to parents setting limits on social media use
research on the impact of being highly invested in social media
the role of social comparison in social media, and how it impacts body image
research on self-compassion as an antidote to comparison
examples of how to talk to kids about social media
adding diversity to social media feeds
empowering use of social media algorithms and how to increase diversity in advertisements
Psychologist Dr. Charlotte Markey talks us through the latest research on the impact of social media on body image. She also shares her easy-to-remember acronym for the four steps parents can follow to help protect against the harmful effects of social media.