Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

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The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube tops the table as the most positive with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Social media can be very positive and I get a lot out of Twitter, but I have seen the effects Instagram can have if you are not one of the cool kids. Not convinced it is the fault of the platform as such, but it happens.

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