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Why we should filter what we received online?

Posted on October 29, 2018

The most common clinical manifestations of eating disorder are usually referred to anorexia and bulimia. But other food related diseases, such as avoidance / restriction, eating disorders, overeating, body image disorders, and food phobia, have become increasingly common. Other food-related disorders, like avoidant/restrict food intake disorder, binge eating, body image disorders, and food phobias, are becoming more and more common in modern society.

There are significant genetic contributions to eating disorders according to research. “Low self-esteem; feelings of inadequacy or lack of control in life; depression, anxiety, anger, stress or loneliness”. Most of the causes of eating disorder are because of the “mental balances” was broken, people have lost their self-confidences even more, some might have mental issues because the “balance” is broken.

The current research indicates that social media have impacted some teenagers’ self-esteem, most likely in the negative way. Data from research showed that “60% of people use social media to report that it affects their self-esteem in a negative way. 50% reports that social media have a negative impact on their relationship. 80% reported that sharing social media is more likely to be deceived by others.”

During the critical period for teen girls’ development, most teenagers are lack of control on how much time they should have spent on surfing the net, researchers pointed out that the more time for teenagers to participate in social media, the higher the risk they got poor sleep, low self-esteem, depression or anxiety. The more emotions they put on a website, the greater the pressure and anxiety they are likely to encounter at any time. Teen girls most likely to follow some youtubers or Instagrammers to learn the way they have put their makeup and dressing. Some youtubers and Instagrammers would post some of their body images in their social media account, as I mentioned before, for the teen girls, they haven’t set up their value orientations, moral concepts nor measurement of external beauty. The teen girls would usually compare themselves to the body imagines they saw, and think those are the only measurement of being beautiful. The famous challenges “A4 paper waist, coins in collarbone” by all means is that female shouldn’t have a waist that is wider than the A4 paper’s width, and female should be able to put coins in their collarbones to show they are “skinny” enough for “being beauty.”


  1. Kristina Lucenko

    Interesting. Thanks, Anyi. What source or sources are you looking at? I am assuming this is the research topic you are interested in. You are making a connection here between disordered eating, self-esteem, and social media. This sounds like a good topic. Are you looking at a particular country? Or a particular race or ethnic group? I would imagine that these claims would be different depending not the specific group. Is this what you are finding in your research?

    1. angao Post author

      I’m still working on this to see if I’m able to make a better connection between eating disorder and social media, I’m still unsure if this is going well.

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