Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show


Ever wonder if Instagram affects teens' mental health or body image? Read on to see Facebook's own internal research. This is a great conversation starter with teens, who are the true experts and likely will have a lot to say when adults approach the subject from a place of curiosity, rather than fear. You might start with a question like "Of all the social media platforms you use, which one do you think might be the most likely to impact someone's body image?" If they have an answer, ask them to tell you more. Or even better, show you some examples of accounts or posts.