Excessive Time On Facebook May Damage Young Women’s Self-Esteem.

The Today Show Online (4/11, Alexander) reports, “Fixating on the bikini selfies and duck faced-photos of Facebook friends can make a young woman feel worse about her own body than comparing herself to the most beautiful celebrities and models in fashion magazines,” according to a study that “supports other recent findings that social media can create damaging effects on young women.”

HealthDay (4/11, Goodman) reports that the results of the study of 881 college students were presented at the International Communication Association’s annual conference. BBC News (4/11, Briggs) also covers the story.

Related Links:

— “Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?,”Brenda Goodman, HealthDay, April 10, 2014.

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