Next year, the average British person will check their phone more than 10,000 times and 4,000 of these will be made compulsively. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. Most of us have an account on at least one of these social media platforms and they often play a big part in our lives….
In one of my previous blog posts, I discussed the issue of children and adolescents using online social media and the associated risks of cyberbullying. To further explore these issues, I met with Louise Arseneault, Professor in Developmental Psychology, to discuss the impact that bullying can have on young people…
In my recent posts for this blog, I have looked at the portrayal and discussion of mental health in the context of several different media platforms. Here, I review the findings of a recent paper that reveals how users of the visual, idea-collaging platform Pinterest are sharing experiences of and advice about depression.